Original play “The Lion in Winter” to bring comedy and drama to The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton

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The cast of “The Lion in Winter,” from left: Peter Miles, Bob Balitski, Kathryn Bondi, Helen Lavelle (seated), Eric Lutz, Keith Novack and Robert Wormuth.
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SCRANTON — Set during Christmas of 1183, “The Lion in Winter,” is the story of a dysfunctional royal family, the Plantagenets, who encounter sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons in their effort to reign over a kingdom and garner the attention of King Henry’s paramour.

Presented by Diva Productions, under the direction of Paul J. Gallo, the original comedic and dramatic play by James Goldman will open on Dec. 3 and run through Dec. 13 at the Olde Brick Theatre at 126 West Market Street. Show times are 8 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4, 11, and 12, 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 13. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens.

Advanced reservations are required due to limited seating. Free parking is available in the lot behind the theater and on the street. For tickets and more information, email [email protected] or call 570-209-7766.

The cast of “The Lion in Winter,” from left: Peter Miles, Bob Balitski, Kathryn Bondi, Helen Lavelle (seated), Eric Lutz, Keith Novack and Robert Wormuth.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TheLionInWinter.jpgThe cast of “The Lion in Winter,” from left: Peter Miles, Bob Balitski, Kathryn Bondi, Helen Lavelle (seated), Eric Lutz, Keith Novack and Robert Wormuth. Submitted photo
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