Texas Repertory Theatre presents The Lion in Winter by James Goldman
A legendary king and an incomparable queen meet for one last Winter Court for a battle that will determine the future of an empire. As the sun sets on his reign, Henry Plantagenet, "the greatest power in a thousand years," calls his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three sons to Chinon, France, for the negotiation of a treaty and a marriage contract.
Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each of the players, fueled by anger and old wounds, moves to control who will set on the throne when Henry is gone. The Lion in the Winter combines keen historical and psychological insight with mordant wit.