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Second Act Readers Theater presents THE LION IN WINTER
February 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Sibling rivalry, adultery, 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 queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, 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 Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.
Our Second Act Readers Theater takes the stage to offer this full-length play. Multiple actors will play the same role and there will be light blocking to help tell the story. This is a rare opportunity for our actors to really delve into a single work – and only the second time our program has performed a full-length piece.
This show is not to be missed!