Directed by John Shepard

Union Project, 801 North Negley Avenue, Highland Park

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Imagine a king who controls an empire stretching from the northern borders of Scotland to the southern borders of France, but has absolutely no control over his own family. With an imprisoned wife, an eager mistress and three sons battling for the throne, King Henry II of England proves that dysfunctional families were every bit as prevalent in the twelfth century as they are today. The Lion in Winter transports audiences to the Christmas court at Chinon Castle, where a family war is waging— just in time for all the peace and goodwill that the holiday season brings. Appropriate for all ages.