News » San Antonio News

The Lion in Winter

comment
Courtesy
  • Courtesy
Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-03-10

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio requests your presence at the chateau of King Henry II of England, where a hot, royal mess is unfolding. Set in 1183, James Goldman’s 1966 play The Lion in Winter revolves around three princes (John, a spoiled brat, Geoffrey, the unloved “brains of the family,” and Richard the Lionheart, who’s gay at least part of the time) who scheme for the throne while their mother (Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine) is held captive by their father, who’d just as well start all over by having kids with his 23-year-old mistress. Trivia: The 1968 film adaptation The Lion in Winter made Academy Awards history when Katharine Hepburn tied with Funny Girl’s Barbra Streisand for Best Actress. $20 ($15 for seniors and military; $10 for students), 8pm Thu, Mar 10; 8pm Fri, Mar 11; 8pm Sat Mar 12; 3pm Sun, Mar 13; The Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start, 108 Blue Star. For tickets, call (800) 838-3006 or visit classictheatre.org. Through March 27.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.