James Goldman's The Lion in Winter is set at Christmas in 1183. Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine are together in their drafty castle at Chinon. For all their regal status, they are much like any long-estranged but inseparably married couple: Henry flaunts his new mistress; Eleanor plots against him with their sons. They will do anything to hurt each other. And they love each other to distraction -- an engagingly epic, furiously witty tragicomedy of royalty at love and war, till death do them part.
There are additional performances Thursday, July 1 at 8pm and Sunday, June 27 at 7pm. There is no performance on Sunday, July 4.