The Lion in Winter, a play about the Plantagenet dynasty’s origin, runs February 23 through March 11.
ROSEBURG, Oregon – The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Umpqua Community College (UCC) is proud to present its winter drama The Lion in Winter; James Goldman’s witty drama about Henry II (played by Brad Allen) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (played by UCC’s Professor Stephanie Newman). The show opens Friday, February 23, and closes Sunday, March 11.
Set in 1183 on Christmas Eve, the family struggles for power and love amidst plot twists and turns that keep everyone on their toes. Played with modern language in a medieval castle, the Game-of-Thrones-esque play also features gorgeous costumes by guest designer Rhonda Turnquist.
Professor Newman joins students and alumni onstage along with Allen, a special guest, to play the Plantagenet dynasty founders.
"We have a couple of guest artists working alongside our students, an alumnus, and an incoming student," Stephanie Newman said. "Another UCC professor, Michael Wheeler, also composed original music for the show."
The show is directed by Travis Newman. Stephanie Gray is the stage manager.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors over 65 and veterans, and $8 for UCC students with ID and children under 18. All show proceeds support the Theatre Arts program at UCC, which serves students in developing professional experiences and contacts in the performing arts.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. in Centerstage Theatre at the Whipple Fine Arts Building. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.umpqua.edu, or by calling the UCC box office during regular business hours at (541) 440-7700.
About Umpqua Community College
Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.
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Director of Theatre Arts