Wellesley College Upstage’s The Lion In Winter Opens this weekend!

Wellesley College Upstage, Wellesley’s largest theatre
organization, is proud to announce its fourth production of the year, The
Lion in Winter by James Goldman, directed by Mara Elissa Palma ’15. The
show will run March 5-8 in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre in Wellesley
College’s beautiful Alumnae Hall at the following times:

Thursday, March 5th at 7pm

Friday, March 6th at 7pm

Saturday, March 7th at 2pm and 7pm

Sunday, March 8th at 2pm

FREE for Wellesley Students, $5 General Admission

The amazing cast of Wellesley students is highlighted by a beautiful set
and ornate, medieval costumes, all created by Wellesley students.

“The Lion in Winter” dramatizes an imagined conversation between Henry II
and Eleanor of Aquitaine over which of their three sons will inherit the
English throne. On a wintry evening in 12th century Chignon, France, the
British royal family has gathered under one roof to celebrate the Christmas
season by maneuvering and negotiating the terms of kingly succession. A
battle of wits and words ensues, blurring the lines between right and
might, love and hate, and the personal and the political. Tensions rise as
the characters strike deals with, make promises to, and declare war on one

Wellesley College Upstage is committed to providing students with the
opportunity to experience all facets of theatre. Upstage’s members are
responsible for every aspect of their shows, including directing, acting,
set design, lighting design and production. Membership in the organization
is open to any Wellesley student, and Upstage is committed to providing
valuable education and hands-on experience both to members and to the
entire Wellesley community.