“The Lion in Winter” at Summit Playhouse Association

“The Lion in Winter”
by James Goldman

It is Christmas of 1183, and Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitane are, for once, together in the drafty castle at Chinon. For all their regal status, they are much like any long-estranged but inseparably married couple: Henry flaunts his new mistress; Eleanor plots against him with their sons. They will do anything they can to hurt each other. And they love each other to distraction.

In the persons of Henry, that "master bastard," and the incorrigibly devious Eleanor, playwright James Goldman has created the most volitile romantic match since Petrucio met Kate. In "The Lion in Winter," he has given us a drama of Shakesperean firceness, eloquence, and emotional impact. The play is an engagingly epic, furiously witty tragicomedy of royalty at love and war, till death do them part.

Performed by Summit Playhouse Association
At Summit Playhouse
Performances ran
Friday, February 24, 2006 thru Saturday, March 11, 2006
Alais, A French Princess.... Megan Guinan
Eleanor, Henry's Wife.... Maureen Bentley
Geoffrey, The Middle Son.... Chess Lankford
Henry II, King Of England.... Michael King
John, The Youngest Son.... Ben Soloman
Philip, King Of France.... Rick Holloway Has Bio
Richard The Lionheart, The Oldest Son.... Matt McCarthy Has Bio
Directed by Joann Scanlon
Assistant Directed by Sondra Luckstone
Produced by Tamara Nedjar
Assistant Produced by Anita Choubey
Costume Design by Kirsten Solberg
Lighting Design by Bill Roome
Sound Design by Bill Roome
Stage Managed by Frank Hawrusik
Stage Managed by John Luckstone Has Bio
Set Designed by Rhoda Roper
Properties by Geraldine Zoccoli