RSU Theatreome

It’s contemporary comedy about the 12th century….is that possible? Come see for yourself when the RSU Theatre Program presents “The Lion in Winter” through Saturday and again next Thursday through Saturday at the Will Rogers Auditorium on the Claremore campus.

The play, written by James Goldman in 1966 portrays the interpersonal relationships with members of the English royal family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day during the year 1183.

Set in the castle of King Henry II of England, the play centers on the dynamics and political wrangling of King Henry II; his wife Eleanor, whom he has kept imprisoned in a tower for the past 10 years; and their three sons, who are vying for the privilege of being named heir to the English throne. “The Lion in the Winter” has been known as a work of intelligence, astringent wit, and much theatrical skill.”

Directing is Dr. David Blakely, RSU Associate Professor of Communications and director of the RSU Theatre Program; Mary Mackie, Professor of English and Humanities, as assistant director, and Elizabeth Bowen from Yukon as the stage manager.

Admission for regular performances is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for RSU faculty, staff and students who present university ID. All proceeds will benefit student participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional competition. Reservations with the theatre department box office are recommended for all performances. The play contains adult themes.