June 19-27, 2020

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Theater in the Park

The Lion in Winter depicts the tumultuous relationship between Henry II of England and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. With Eleanor recently released from prison, and their three sons arriving to spend time with the family on holiday, the question looms: who will be the next heir to the throne? Fraught with intrigue, each family member schemes to usurp the other. This delightfully wicked and ferociously funny drama by James Goldman investigates the balance between family roles and power structures, and how all can go sour when the chips are down. Directed by Rachel Haider.

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:00pm (Opening Night Reception)
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:00
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7:00pm (Pre-Show Discussion begins at 6:15pm)
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7:00pm

Venue:  Central Park, 421 Fourth Street, East, Northfield
Tickets: $17.00 adults, $12.00 seniors/students

CAST

Auditions for The Lion in Winter will be held later in the season. Keep an eye on our auditions page, Minnesota Playlist, and the Guild Theater Facebook page for more information.

Reviews

“A work of intelligence, astringent wit, and much theatrical skill.” – The New York Times

“Marvelously articulate language, with humor that bristles and burns.” – The Los Angeles Times

Rachel’s extensive resume includes work with professional, community and educational theaters. Her directing credits with the Guild include Mansfield Park as part of our Journey Home theater season, and the world premier of The Great Northfield Bank Robbery: A Love Story.  A few of her other Guild directing credits include Les Misérables, The Miracle Worker, Oliver, Night Watch, White Christmas and Guys and Dolls. Rachel directs, teaches and manages the Guild’s Purple Door Youth Theater and has taught theater arts in private and public schools along with numerous other arts organizations. Rachel was named Southern Minn Scene’s Best Director for 2018 and 2013.

Many thanks to our 2019-2020 Theater Season Sponsors: