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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Lion in Winter

Tonight @ Broadway Theatre Center, 7:30 p.m.

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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its "University Collaboration Series" with a staging of the James Goldman comedy The Lion in Winter, which revolves around Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and three sons vying to become heir to the throne. Brian Robert Mani—a veteran of many impressive Shakespearean productions—plays Henry II, a man who has banished his wife, Eleanor (played by Tracy Michelle Arnold, who has great experience with the American Players Theatre), and taken a French mistress. Marcus Truschinski portrays the eldest son, Richard the Lionheart. The younger end of the cast includes promising talent from Marquette University, including Alexandra Bonesho as a French princess and Joe Picchetti as King Philip of France.