Video: Building the Castle of Chinon for THE LION IN WINTER at the Gaslight Baker Theatre, Lockhart, Playing July 13 - 28, 2018

(a time-lapse record of the building of the set by the Gaslight Baker Theatre)


Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play 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. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.

Directed by: David Schneider
Sponsored by: Lynda Basey
Rating: PG-13


(in order of appearance)

Henry Plantagenet (Henry II – King of England) – Jason Jones
Alais – French Princess and King Henry’s mistress – Kory Taylor
John Lackland– Henry’s youngest son – Chaz Francis
Geoffrey – Henry’s middle son; Duke of Brittany – Ethan Epperson-Jones
Richard the Lionheart – Henry’s eldest surviving son – Ameer Mobarak
Eleanor of Aquitaine – Henry’s wife and Queen of England – Jane Sledge Stoub
Philip Capet – King of France – Jeron Tucker


The Lion in Winter
by James Goldman
Gaslight Baker Theatre

July 13 - July 28, 2018
Gaslight Baker Theatre
216 South Main Street
Lockhart, TX, 78644

Fridays and Satudays at 8 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 22nd and Sunday the 28th

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