The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman

Directed by Samantha Biatch

Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – The Lion in Winter 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, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II, and is 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.

– Samuel French,

Produced by Upstart Crows Productions, Inc. at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711

Performances: January 12-14, 2017

Performance Times:
Thursday January 12 through Saturday January 14, 7PM

Ticket Prices: Donations taken at the door; suggested donation $15/person

Call 608-827-9482 for reservations or more information.

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We seek one more cast member to play a strong male lead. Gender-blind casting. Actors age 15-22. Production performs Jan. 11-14, 2017. To audition, please contact Samantha Biatch, 608-525-0691 by October 7.