Home / Events / Theater / The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

KAITIE TODD
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Jan. 5., Saturday January 04 | $20.
Shoebox Theater
2110 SE 10th Ave.
 
Northwest Classical Theatre’s production of The Lion in Winter might as well be called Game of Thrones: Christmas Edition. Director Elizabeth Huffman has given James Goldman’s play modern scenery, an upscale living room decked out with cheerful Christmas décor. But don’t let that fool you. The story, set circa 1183, centers on King Henry II of England as he and his queen Eleanor battle over which son will inherit the throne. There’s Richard, the warrior; Jeffrey, the forgotten; and John, Daddy’s favorite and the fool, right down to his untucked shirt and rainbow-colored vest. Tensions rise and fall as brother betrays brother, mother betrays son, father betrays everyone—but the real fun comes in watching Marilyn Stacey weave Queen Eleanor’s web as deliberately and gracefully as a spider intent on a big and delicious payoff. At one moment despondent at Henry’s latest move and then smiling the next, Stacey’s performance constantly surprises, and she cries, smirks and bickers her way through the play’s most dangerous and emotional moments. All the manipulation and backstabbing can grow overwhelming in the 2½-hour runtime, but The Lion in Winter should still tide over hungry Game of Thrones fans until the spring.

Where: Shoebox Theater
Phone: 971-244-3740
Address: 2110 SE 10th Ave.
Website: http://nwctc.org/

 
 
Other events in Theater

Bennet Norrbo: Nice & Naughty

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Beloved Portland artist Bennet Norrbo died last year at 83. A year later, his friend and artistic executor, gallerist Marilyn Murdoch, is mounting an affectionate retrospective of his work, spanning m ...
Murdoch Collections 2219 NW Raleigh St. Portland Web | Map

The Pander Brothers: Fabrication/Corrosion

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Arnold and Jacob Pander have their own careers, but the two also work collaboratively as the Pander Brothers. In Fabrication/Corrosion, their first joint gallery show in a decade, they counterp ...
Mark Woolley Gallery @ Pioneer 700 SW 5th Ave., 3rd floor, Pioneer Place Mall Portland Web | Map

DMTV with DJ Danimal

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Eagle Portland 835 N Lombard St Portland Web | Map
Also At Shoebox Theater

Wait Until Dark

Friday, Sep 05, 2014

Northwest Classical Theatre Company—which normally favors plays written before the invention of the automobile—mixes it up by presenting something from the last half-century. In Jeffrey Hatcher ...

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 5 | $20-$22
Shoebox Theater 2110 SE 10th Ave. Web | Map

Wait Until Dark

Saturday, Sep 06, 2014

Northwest Classical Theatre Company—which normally favors plays written before the invention of the automobile—mixes it up by presenting something from the last half-century. In Jeffrey Hatcher ...

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 5 | $20-$22
Shoebox Theater 2110 SE 10th Ave. Web | Map

Wait Until Dark

Sunday, Sep 07, 2014

Northwest Classical Theatre Company—which normally favors plays written before the invention of the automobile—mixes it up by presenting something from the last half-century. In Jeffrey Hatcher ...

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 5 | $20-$22
Shoebox Theater 2110 SE 10th Ave. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close