The Lion in Winter comes to Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theater

POULSBO — Sibling rivalry will take center stage as James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter” comes to the Jewel Box Theater on Friday, July 20.

The play shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until Aug. 4 with Sunday matinees scheduled to run at 2 p.m. on July 22 and 29. A free performance on Aug. 5 will also be staged at Raab Park.

Rife with adultery, dungeons and other medieval accouterments, this comedy/drama tells the story of the Plantagenet family, which is locked in a free-for-all to inherit the kingdom of King Henry II.

It is Christmas, 1183, at King Henry’s palace in Chinon, France. Three sons are already jeering about who will be king. Richard, the oldest, insists he’s the obvious pick, while John is also sure he will inherit the throne. But Geoffrey, the middle son, feels he stands no chance at sitting in his father’s place. Eleanor of Aquitaine has been imprisoned since raising an army against Henry II, only permitted to leave her confines for holidays. The play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight for both a kingdom and the affection and recognition of King Henry during the Christmas holiday.

Tickets may be purchased at brown or at the theater prior to the show.

For more information, call 360-697-3183.