Theater: Plays

'The Lion in Winter'

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Palm Beach Dramaworks
William Hayes, producing artistic director; J. Barry Lewis, resident director.

Production Description

Casting James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter," to be presented as part of the Palm Beach Dramaworks 2013-14 season.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Nov. 12. Performances run Dec. 6, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014 at the theatre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $626/wk. min. Equity SPT Contract.


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Replacement Info

The following roles have been cast. Actors will only be considered as replacements.

ELEANOR OF AQUITANE: female, 60s, wife of Henry and mother to Richard, Geoffrey and John. A truly beautiful woman of great temperament, has authority and presence. Devious, sharp tongued and quit witted. She has been queen for 46 years but imprisoned for 10 years. She is a genuinely feminine woman who can hold her own in a man’s world.

RICHARD PLANTAGENET (RICHARD THE LIONHEART): male, late 20s, looks like his father & legend, regal, tall, thick and powerful but at the same time graceful, handsome, brave, defiant, impressive and exquisitely dressed. He has been a famous soldier since his middle teens and is thoroughly at home with power and politics.

GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET (COUNT OF BRITTANY): male, mid 20s, tall, thin, darkly attractive, scheming, quick of speech and movement, the best brain of a brainy family but reserved and quiet. He is never considered as a possible heir to the throne.

JOHN PLANTAGENET: male, early 20s, pimply, shorter than his brothers and pudgy without being fat, he has a round open face and a sweet smile, a sniveling slack-jaw. Henry’s favorite son.

PHILIP CAPET (KING PHILLIP II OF FRANCE): male, late teens-early 20s, years old, gorgeous, tall, well-proportioned and handsome without being pretty. Politically savvy, astute and wily. His manner is open, direct and simple and he smiles easily. He has been King of France for 3 years.

ALAIS CAPET: female, mid 20s, serenely beautiful, in love with Henry, she has been his mistress since she was 16 years old. She has no control of her own destiny and is a pawn between Henry and Philip.