Time: November 12, 2010 at 8pm to December 11, 2010 at 8pm
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Street: 5021 E. Anaheim St.
City/Town: Long Beach
Website or Map: http://www.lbplayhouse.org
Event Type: play, theatre, holiday
Organized By: Long Beach Playhouse
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2010
King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine have three sons: Richard, Geoffrey, and John. Henry wants his kingdom to stay united after his death; each son wants to be sole ruler. Who will get the crown?
As director Michael Ross sums it up, “The characters in The Lion in Winter are a Textbook example of a ‘dysfunctional family’. The Lion in Winter shows that what was prevalent in royal families in the 12th Century is still prevalent in many modern day families in the 21st Century. “
John Farrell from the Press Telegram RAVES...
"It is a perfect, biting, bittersweet Christmas tale and better than almost anything you're going to experience this Christmas season, Dickens or otherwise...you really don't want it to end. You wouldn't want these folks at your Christmas party, but you are very happy to sit
and listen and enjoy theirs."
Larry Blake from The Golden Rain RAVES...
"Biggs and Benedict are outstanding and are given above average support by the other performers. In a role that is too often played one-dimensionally, Travis McHenry finds several levels of Richard that are fun to watch... This production of The Lion in Winter is a interesting evening. The laughs are all in place, which makes the secret schemes that arise all the more effective."