The Lion in Winter

April 25-27, 2013
Law Auditorium

Written by James Goldman
Directed by Liam Wang & M Williams
Technically Directed by Konrad Scott-Ludwig
Produced by Emily McClure & Alex Wong

Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s castle in Chinon, Anjou, Angevin Empire, the play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has had imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus, who was the son of Eleanor’s ex-husband, Louis VII of France (by his third wife, Adelaide). Also involved is Philip’s half-sister Alais, who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry’s mistress.

Starring:

Matt Vuchichevich   …..   Henry
Hannah Cohen   …..   Eleanor
Phoebe Horgan   …..   Alais
Elaine Whitehead    …..   Sarah Siddons
Bijan Abae   …..   Richard
Oliver Sherman   …..   Geoffrey
Patrick Bryant   …..   John
Tomislav Macan   …..   Phillip

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