Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

The Lion in Winter

by James Goldman Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

April 14, 2011 to
May 1, 2011

Cabot Theatre
Directed by C. Michael Wright

Produced in collaboration with Marquette University

Featuring Tracy Michelle Arnold, Lenny Banovez, Alexandra Bonesho, J. Patrick Cahill, Brian Mani, Joe Picchetti & Marcus Truschinski

King Henry II has banished his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, locked her in the castle tower and taken a nubile French mistress. All hell breaks loose when Eleanor is temporarily freed for the holidays and all three of their sons vie to inherit the throne. James Goldman's classic black comedy serves up a tasty slice of British history.

Marquette Logo SmallTHE LION IN WINTER is a collaborative effort with Marquette University. Over 20 students and faculty are serving as actors, designers, understudies and production personnel. 

(The role of Eleanor will be played by understudy Jacque Troy on Sat. April 30 at 8:00 pm.)

Co-sponsors: Mary Ann & Lloyd Gerlach, John E. Holland, George & Angela Jacobi, Robert & Theresa Muselman

Preview Sponsor: Marianne & Sheldon B. Lubar Fund

James Goldman
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry's wife Tracy Michelle Arnold
Geoffrey, the middle son Lenny Banovez
Alais, a French princess Alexandra Bonesho*
John, the youngest son J. Patrick Cahill*
Henry II, King of England Brian Mani
Philip, King of France Joe Picchetti*
Richard Lionheart the oldest son Marcus Truschinski


*Marquette University student

Production Staff
Director C. Michael Wright
Scenic Designer Stephen Hudson-Mairet **
Costume Designer Deb Krajec**
Lighting Designer Chester Loeffler-Bell**
Properties Designer Dana Fralick
Sound Designer Victoria DeIorio
Stage Manager Judy Martel


**Marquette University faculty

<April 2011>
10111213147:30 PM (P)158:00 PM (O)164:00 PM8:00 PM
172:00 PM1819207:30 PM (V)217:30 PM (T)228:00 PM234:00 PM8:00 PM
242:00 PM25262712:00 PM (*)1:00 PM7:30 PM287:30 PM (T)298:00 PM308:00 PM
12:00 PM234567

T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:00 AM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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The Lion in Winter preview video

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

THE LION IN WINTER is a collaboration between MCT & Marquette University. Check out this preview video!

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Marquette theater students go pro with ‘The Lion in Winter’

Thursday, April 14, 2011

by Anne Bolger, Marquette Tribune This year, Marquette students and faculty will join the cast and crew of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-ending “The Lion in Winter,” premiering tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre Center in the Third Ward.

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'Lion in Winter' offers an education

Sunday, April 10, 2011

by Jackie Loohauis-Bennett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Plots, betrayals and assassination attempts. "Well, every family has its ups and downs," says Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England.

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