Eleanor and Henry's marriage has hit a rough patch: Then again, when you raise an army against your husband (who then imprisons you for treachery), such stress is understandable. Let out of confinement for Christmas, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England and the wealthiest woman in the world, reunites with her family for a Christmas for the (literal) history books. It's 1183 and the English royal couple and their three grown sons gather for gifts, games and as much blood-letting as the holiday will allow. With questions of succession in the air, manipulation and intrigue abound in this lively script by James Goldman. Adapted into a film starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole and Anthony Hopkins, The Lion in Winter comes roaring back to the stage in an exciting new production at the Elite Theatre.