The Arlington Players are pleased to bring The Lion in Winter to life this January at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre. The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern day classic, weaving a tale of family rivalry, adultery, and shifting alliances. This dramatic comedy 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. The play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over control of the kingdom and King Henry’s infidelity during the Christmas of 1183.
Performances of The Lion in Winter are set for weekends, January 27 – February 11, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204. The curtain rises on Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00PM; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30PM. Join us after the February 5th matinee for a Post-Show Discussion with the cast and production team to learn more about the process of putting together the show. The Arlington Players are pleased to announce the February 4th performance will be ASL Interpreted. For more information and tickets, visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.