2/18/18. Please note: Due to health complications, the part of Henry II will now be played by Travis Newman. We had to cancel the first weekend of shows (Feb 23-25). Patrons will be contacted Monday Feb 19 about their tickets.
We will perform March 2 - 11.
UCC Theatre Arts presents
The Lion in Winter
by James Goldman
The Lion in Winter is a sharp dramatic comedy about the ruthless and conniving Plantagenet family that ruled England in the 12th and 13th centuries and were the inspiration for the wildly popular Game of Thrones series on HBO.
The cast of seven includes Henry and Eleanor's sons, Richard the warrior, Geoffrey the intellectual, and John the king's favorite; as well as Phillip the boy king of France, and Alais the French princess.
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, 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, as well as 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.
Directed by Travis Newman
The Lion in Winter plays March 2 - March 11, 2018
Centerstage Theatre, Whipple Fine Arts Bldg
Umpqua Community College
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm; Sundays at 2pm.
No refunds. Late patrons' seats may be given up 2 minutes prior to showtimes.
BOX OFFICE regular business hours: (541) 440-7700
ONLINE sales until the day of the performance: tickets.umpqua.edu
$13 adults; $10 seniors over 65/veterans; $8 UCC students with ID & children under 18.
Season ticket membership holders can buy tickets early; all other general sales open February 1. For more info: email@example.com or (541) 440-4694.
The Lion in Winter is produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.