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Discover Fauquier February 2019
Fauquier Community Theatre
presents James Goldman's
The Lion in Winter,
a play about an
aging King Henry
II of England--the
"lion" who distrusts
any of his sons to
succeed him on the
throne. Comedic
in tone and
dramatic in action,
sibling rivalry
and dungeons
set the stage for
this story of the
Plantagenet family.
Queen Eleanor
of Aquitaine, the wealthiest
woman in the world, is in prison
after raising an army against her
husband, King Henry II.
Fauquier Community Theatre's
local cast brings the story of
The Lion in Winter to life with
much wit and zest. Audiences
will enjoy learning about the
complicated lives of King Henry
II (played by Michael Mehaffey);
Queen Eleanor, Henry's wife
(Lisa Bailey); Richard Lionheart,
the eldest son (Gregory
Leggott); Geoffrey, the middle
son (Justin Moreland); John, the
youngest son (Richard Padilla);
Philip, King of France (Stephen
Hyland); and Alais, a French
Princess (Kelsey Moran). Be
ready for the inner conflicts
of the royal family; as Queen
Eleanor says, "Every family has
its ups and downs."
The play appeals to several
generations. The Lion in Winter
has been coined by some as
the "original Game of Thrones,"
and the 1968 film adaptation
won three Academy Awards.
Fauquier Community Theatre's
production of The Lion in Winter
is directed by Charles DeLong,
sponsored by Centerview
Title Group, and with special
arrangement with Samuel
French, Inc. The first of the play's
nine performances
opened on January 25
with roaring success
and will continue
through February
10 at the Vint Hill
Theater on the Green
located at 4225 Aiken
Drive, Warrenton.
Friday and Saturday
performances are at
7:30 p.m. and Sunday
matinees are at 2:00
p.m. Tickets are $15 for
students and seniors,
and $17 for adults.
Reserved seating is available
online at or
by calling
(540) 349-8760.
by Debra Smyers
King Henry II (Michael Mehaffey) oversees son Geoffrey
(Justin Moreland) and Richard (Gregory Leggott).
Queen Eleanor (Lisa Bailey) comforts Alais (Kelsey Moran)
Photos provided by FCT
Fauquier Community Theatre Performs
The Lion in Winter
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