The Lion In Winter

By James Goldman

Directed by John Lepard
A collaboration with the MSU Dept of Theatre
January 23 – February 23, 2014

Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. This is the legendary story of King Henry II of England, and the battle between his fiercely competitive sons to be chosen next in line for the throne. Add in his banished Queen, the notorious Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of said sons and equally competitive, and King Louis of France, and two countries find themselves on the brink of bloody war at the whim of a temperamental and power hungry family. This classic tale of deception, manipulation and world dominance will draw you into its irresistible web, and might not let you go without a fight.

This production is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Plante Moran.



Michael Barbour, Sandra Birch, Andrew Buck, Andrew Head, Katie Maggart, John Manfredi, Blaine Mizer

Performance Schedule


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM (beginning February 1, 2014)
Sundays at 2PM

Ticket Prices


Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8pm
Friday, Jan 24 at 8pm – Thursday, Jan 30 ~ $15
Beginning Friday, January 31:
Thursday evenings ~ $20
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $25
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $22
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Military discount ~ $2 off regular ticket price

In The Press

REVIEW: “Lion Roars in Williamston”
Bridgette M. Redman,

REVIEW: “Original Dysfunction: Historical Drama Makes Royal Family Drama as Accessible as Reality TV”
Mary Cusack, Lansing City Pulse