THE LION WINTER Extended Through August 17th
Contact: Cathy Taylor / Schoenly Hixson
Cathy Taylor Public Relations, Inc. July 18, 2008
DUE TO HIGH TICKET DEMAND
WRITERS’ THEATRE ADDS A SECOND EXTENSION TO
THE LION IN WINTER
THROUGH AUGUST 17, 2008
Glencoe, IL– Writers’ Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma once again announce additional dates for James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter directed by Rick Snyder due to record ticket demand. The production will now run through August 17, 2008, at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe.
Weekly sales for The Lion in Winter have broken box office records and nearly doubled the previously set record held by As You Like It. This is the second show to extend this season for Writers’ Theatre due to high demand. The Lion in Winter has become the highest grossing production in Writers’ Theatre history.
It is Christmas in England, 1183, and the aging monarch, Henry II, brings his wife Queen Eleanor out of exile in order to discuss his plans for succession. Also present are his three sons that include future kings of England John (famous for the Magna Carta) and Richard the Lionheart (who was to lead the crusades). Themes of mortality, romance, power and politics all collide. Goldman scribes fiction from the circumstances of the past, crafting a wholly modern telling of deliciously historic times. Director Rick Snyder brings touches of the gritty authenticity to this classic drama.
Title: The Lion in Winter
Written by: James Goldman
Directed by: Rick Snyder
Featuring Robert Belushi, Michael Canavan, Shannon Cochran, Lea Coco,
Laura Coover, Michael Fagin and Christopher McLinden
Dates: Regular run: June 4-August 3, 2008
Extension: August 5-17, 2008
Schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
There will be no 6:00 p.m. performances on July 27
Wednesday Matinees: 2:00 p.m. July 23 only
Location: Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe
Tickets: Regular run (through August 3): $40-$70
Extension (August 5-17): $50-$70
Box Office: The Box Office is located at 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe;
Writers’ Theatre is a professional company focusing on the Word and the Artist. Remaining true to the intention of the playwright and nurturing the artist stand at the center of the mission. Now in its 17th season, the company both revives classic scripts and cultivates new works and adaptations while invigorating them with fresh energy in the intimacy of its venues. Founded in 1992, Writers’ Theatre performed exclusively at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue for the first 12 years. In the fall of 2003, the organization opened a new 108 seat performance venue at 325 Tudor Court. Today, Writers’ theatre continues to produce in both spaces, maintaining an intimate theatrical experience for audiences. Since 2000, the subscriber base has grown almost 250%, from 1,500 to more than 5,300 today. With an operating budget of $3.2 million, Writers’ Theatre is supported by a staff of 16 full-time employees and a 29-member Board of Trustees.