Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with this GrouponLive deal to see The Lion in Winter at First Presbyterian Theater. For $20, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (a $40 value). Doors for all performances open one hour before curtain. Choose from the following options:
Attend one performance during January 4–13:
- Friday, January 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, January 13, at 2:30 p.m.
Attend the performance on Friday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Attend the performance on Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter delves into the internecine struggles within the House of Plantagenet as its members grapple over the fate of England’s kingdom in light of King Henry II's old age. Imprisoned by her husband for a decade, Queen Eleanor returns to the king’s castle to help her favorite son, Richard the Lionheart, protect his position as heir to the throne, while his two younger brothers, Geoffrey and John, scheme to move up in the line of succession. Further complicating the scenario, Henry II’s young, naive mistress, Alais, and her half-brother, King Philip of France, join the Christmas court to parlay with their powerful neighbor and show off their unmatched gingerbread-house-building skills.
Originally written as a play, the script was adapted into a 1968 film by its playwright, James Goldman. Bursting at the seams with silver-screen talent, The Lion in Winter film landed three Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Katherine Hepburn as the scheming queen, Eleanor. Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins, and Timothy Dalton rounded out the star-studded cast, creating a definitive portrait of medieval England's most dysfunctional family.
Though First Presbyterian Theater features discounts for students, seniors, and groups, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for most customers.
First Presbyterian Theater
The theater is part of the artistic arm of the First Presbyterian Church, and auditions for the troupe's roughly six annual plays are open to anyone. An art gallery doubles as the lobby for this 300-seat auditorium, which regularly hosts well-known ensembles, including past acts The King's Singers and saxophonist Ashu.