The Lion in Winter presented by TCAN Players

Saturday November 18, 2017
$22 public | $20 members

"A work of intelligence, astringent wit, and much theatrical skill."
- The New York Times

"Marvelously articulate language, with humor that bristles and burns"
- The Los Angeles Times

Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – 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, 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.

Released as a feature film in 1968 starring Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter was awarded the Oscars for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.

The Lion in Winter was first presented at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City on March 3, 1966, directed by Noel Willman.

The TCAN Players 2017 season is generously sponsored by MutualOne Bank