The Lion In Winter
"The Lion In Winter" by James Goldman
directed by Jane Farnol
produced by Andrew Okell & Bob Lane
stage manager Sarah Denn
costume design Rebecca Pokorski
scenic design Bob Lane
lighting design Nick Kaye
King Henry II - Bob Lussier
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine - Vicki Sosbe
Alais Capet - Erin Shaughnessey
Prince Richard - John Zanowiak
Prince Geoffrey - Ryan Wenke
Prince John - Nicolas Apicella
King Philip Capet of France - Patrick Kelly
Ensemble - David Jurman, Ron Malyszka, Lou Okell
Power, betrayal, sibling rivalry, knives, and dungeons The Lion in Winter by James Goldman is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action, the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The wealthiest and most powerful woman in the world, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henrys paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, every family has its ups and downs, and this royal family is no exception.
"A work of intelligence, astringent wit, and much theatrical skill." The New York Times
"Marvelously articulate language, with humor that bristles and burns." The Los Angeles Times
The Lion in Winter was first presented at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City on March 3, 1966. Directed by Noel Willman.
THE LION IN WINTER by James Goldman, directed by Jane Farnol opens on Friday night, March 9 with performances Fri. and Sat. nights at 8pm and Sun. at 2pm through March 24. A free preview performance for area senior citizens will be held on Thurs., March 8 at 8PM. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students, available at the box office or online at www.BrookfieldTheatre.org
The Lion In Winter is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
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