The Lion in Winter: A Classic Drama of Royal Intrigue and Deception
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. Woodminster Amphitheater hosts an outdoor production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Cozy up under a blanket and watch ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "One day More," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. 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.