By James Goldman
Directed by Paul Mullins
October 20 - November 14

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This wickedly biting "domestic comedy" of a dysfunctional family dynasty in the year 1183 was nominated for two Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1966, and later was made into an Academy Award winning film. Few families can boast a more ferocious power struggle than that of the Plantagenet family. Here the battlefield is a psychological one where the weapons of choice are sharp-edged words, acerbic humor, and emotional grenades packed with the bitter shrapnel of the past.

The Shakespeare Theatre gratefully acknowledges The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation for its lead support of The Lion in Winter.

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