THE LION IN WINTER
By James Goldman
Directed by Paul Mullins
October 27 & November 10 at 10:30 AM
Recommended for grades 8 and up.
Running time 2 hours, 20 minutes (approximate)
Tickets $16 (one free adult ticket per 10 paid students)
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Based on historical persons and events, James Goldman's biting "domestic comedy" depicts a dysfunctional family and a ferocious power struggle that feels strikingly contemporary, even though it was written in the 1960s and is set in 1183. At a Plantagenet family gathering, kings, queens and princes go to war–but the battlefield is a psychological one where the weapons of choice are guile and sharp-edged words. Themes for classroom discussion include family relationships; the corrupting influence of political power; and aging, inheritance and posterity.
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