‘The Lion in Winter’ will open tonight at Canton Theatre
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 In the Cherokee Theatre Company’s production of ‘The Lion in Winter,’ King Henry II, left, is played by Brian Brooks, and son Richard, is played by Keith Brooks. Top: Brooks and Sarah Nation as Alais. <br> Special to the Tribune
In the Cherokee Theatre Company’s production of ‘The Lion in Winter,’ King Henry II, left, is played by Brian Brooks, and son Richard, is played by Keith Brooks. Top: Brooks and Sarah Nation as Alais.
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The Lion in Winter’ opens tonight for a two-weekend run and tells of King Henry II, right, played by Brian Brooks, deciding his successor from between his three sons, Geoffrey, from left, played by Cody Vaughn, Richard, portrayed by Keith Brooks, and John played by Eliott Grenier.
The Lion in Winter’ opens tonight for a two-weekend run and tells of King Henry II, right, played by Brian Brooks, deciding his successor from between his three sons, Geoffrey, from left, played by Cody Vaughn, Richard, portrayed by Keith Brooks, and John played by Eliott Grenier.
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From staff reports

CANTON — Cherokee Theatre Company’s second show of the season, “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman, opens tonight at Canton Theatre at 8 p.m.

The cast and crew boasts theater veterans with a range of experience from professional stage to film credits, the theater group said.

The cast includes Brian Brooks, Sarah Nation, Keith Brooks, Cody Vaughn, Eliott Grenier, Ann Burgess and Michael Adamson.

Director Ed Palombo and Assistant Director Lindsay Sparks worked with the cast to bring the historical work to life.

“The show is really an ensemble piece,” Sparks said. “It was really important for this cast to mesh well, so we could start rehearsals with group exercises.

In the play, winter has come for King Henry II as he plans a family reunion for Christmas 1183, where he hopes to name his successor. Tension runs high in the palace once the King, his Queen, his mistress and her brother the King of France, and Henry’s three sons gather under one roof, according to a synopsis of the play.

“Audiences will enjoy this step back in time with a modern twist. The cast’s cohesiveness adds to the massive stone arches of the set and period costumes to create a truly awe-inspiring production,” a release from Cherokee Theatre Company said.

“The Lion in Winter” runs today to Sunday and Nov. 15 to 17. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students/seniors and $10 each for groups of 10 or more.

Visit www.cherokeetheatre.org or call the box office at (770) 591-0282 for tickets.

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