“The Lion in Winter” at Attic Ensemble

“The Lion in Winter”
by James Goldman

It is Christmas of 1183, and Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitane are, for once, together in the drafty castle at Chinon. For all their regal status, they are much like any long-estranged but inseparably married couple: Henry flaunts his new mistress; Eleanor plots against him with their sons. They will do anything they can to hurt each other. And they love each other to distraction.

In the persons of Henry, that "master bastard," and the incorrigibly devious Eleanor, playwright James Goldman has created the most volitile romantic match since Petrucio met Kate. In "The Lion in Winter," he has given us a drama of Shakesperean firceness, eloquence, and emotional impact. The play is an engagingly epic, furiously witty tragicomedy of royalty at love and war, till death do them part.

Performed by Attic Ensemble
At Barrow Mansion
Performances ran
Friday, October 15, 2004 thru Sunday, October 24, 2004
Alais.... Jennifer Smolos
Eleanor.... Janet Aspinwall Has Bio
Geoffrey.... Joshua Sienkiewicz
Henry.... Bob Armstrong
John.... Nathan Kosla
Phillip.... John Highsmith
Richard.... A.J. Liana Has Bio
Directed by Wanda Maragni Has Bio
Scenic Design by Mark E. Morchel Has Bio
Costume Design by Wanda Maragni Has Bio
Lighting Design by Jeanine Santopietro