Press Release
Press Release

The Pride Theatre Company presents THE LION IN WINTER by James Goldman

Directed by Bill Jackson

By - Dec 9th, 2016 02:34 pm
The Pride Theatre Company presents THE LION IN WINTER by James Goldman

The Pride Theatre Company presents THE LION IN WINTER by James Goldman

Set in 1183, Henry II, legendary King of England and a growing British empire, gathers the young Plantagenet princes, Richard, Geoffrey, and John, his dungeoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, his mistress Princess Alais, and King Philip of France to a Christmas court at Chinon Castle in France. In this fictionalized historical comedy, a tangled intrigue is woven through the family as Henry asserts which of the princes is to succeed him to the Throne of England and treason changes the day. The Reign over an Empire is the prize as this family battles among themselves where love abides as devoted romance and lethal weapon.

The company features BILL JACKSON as Henry II and LIZ NORTON as Eleanor of Aquitaine. The scheming princes include SHAYNE STELIGA as  Geoffrey, DERRION BROWN as Richard, and NICHOLAS CALLAN HAUBNER as John.  CORY JEFFERSON HAGEN is King Philip and his sister, Princess Alais, is played by ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ. The casting of this play is a strategy of Deliberate Diversity in an effort to encourage open casting in regional theatre. This cast is a cuvee of talents and backgrounds. There is an LGBTQ link in our play that enhances the intrigue in the castle and shows the universal power of love even in the fomentation of war.

THE PRIDE THEATRE COMPANY is an independent production company inaugurated for the specific purpose of producing THE LION IN WINTER at Alchemist Theatre.

Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

The set is designed by AARON KOPEC, designer and writer of many plays at Alchemist Theatre and it’s an experiment in minimal design to showcase action. Costumes are designed by KATE VANNOY, colleague again with Jackson, who also produced the stunning wardrobe for THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH.

THE LION IN WINTER is an adult comedy/drama, but is suitable for high school aged students and their families. THE LION IN WINTER was originally produced on Broadway in 1966 with Robert Preston and Christopher Walken in the cast. It became an Academy Award-winning film in 1968 with Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, and Timothy Dalton.

Fri January 20 – Sat February 4, 2017
Matinee Sunday January 29 7:30PM
Double Show Sat February 4 4:30/7:30PM
Tickets $25

WWW.THEALCHEMISTTHEATRE.COM

THE ALCHEMIST THEATRE
2569 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE.   MILWAUKEE, WI 53207

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Press Release - Page 2

Texas de Brazil Opens First Wisconsin Brazilian-American Steakhouse Today At Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Mall

Texas de Brazil Brings Authentic Churrasco To Milwaukee Area Opening Its 56th Restaurant Location

Wisconsin Mink Ranching Experience Distilled Into Live Performance About Love, Death, Family, Fathers and Fur

This performance is open to the public with no cover charge.

Gibraltar and Feeding His Flock present: TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS

A Harvest Benefit Concert to Help the Homeless

Press Release

Flowers for Dreams launches call for charities

Local flower business opens application for 2018 Charities of the Month; selections receive 25 percent of year’s profits

True Lies – CultureJam MKE #6

Presented by CultureJam MKE and RedLine Milwaukee.

ICBA Names Joe Fazio as Community Banker of the Year

Fazio is chairman and CEO of Commerce State Bank in West Bend, Wis.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to Open First Wisconsin Location on Nov. 10

Award-winning restaurant brings its signature New York-style pizza to The Corners of Brookfield lifestyle center

Press Release

Three Lions Pub – Americans Supporting Americans : Help To Puerto Rico

The category 4/5 hurricanes left destruction in its path.

Tanner Monagle Music, Picture and Post Adds Film Industry Veteran Glenn Aveni

The addition of Aveni allows TM to continue expansion into production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, TV series, and short form docs.

Press Release

CDFA Announces Distinguished Development Finance Local Agency Award

Presented to Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee

Nine Below announces debut of Mini Golf Open tournament

The first tournament cycle launches October 12, 2017.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *