The Lion in Winter: A Classic Drama of Royal Intrigue and Deception
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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The characters playing Eleanor and Henry were outstanding, and really made this production. It moved along quickly, humorously, and connivingly, and was over too soon, although it was 2 1/2 hours.
Fascinating example of royal politics.
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“Actor’s Theatre of San Francisco is a small group of dedicated people with limited resources that never shrinks from the challenge of bringing important theater to its loyal audience and making it come alive. Every production is a credit to the acting community” —ForAllEvents.com
“What shall we hang? The Holly or each other?” The year is 1183 and it’s a bitter cold Christmas in the Court of Henry Plantagenet, better known as King Henry II. Written by James Goldman, this electric production is full of palace intrigue, death threats and clever wordplay as Eleanor of Aquitaine and her three desperate sons vie for England’s crown.
ATSF’s production is directed by founding member and award-winning director Joyce Henderson. Set design by Biz Duncan, Light Design by Rachel Klyce with technical direction provided by James Baldock.
The cast features company members Jonathan Musser, Christian Phillips, Joe Napoli, Joyce Henderson, Karina Wolfe, Phil Hilton, Duncan Phillips, James Baldock, and Sean Hallinan as understudy.