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Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
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"The Lion in Winter"
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4.3 average rating
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104 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 03 2010

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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186 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

The Actor's complement of actors are so talented that one only wonders what heights they could reach with a bigger production budget and a better equipped theater. The Lion in Winter is good value. It's a story of intrigue with strong character...continued

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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 10 2010

Great performance, especially by the actors impersonating King Henry and the Queen, and intriguing story, with endless twists. Captivating.

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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”  —


“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.