Arts & Humanities

Three Generations Take Part in "The Lion in Winter" at Caine Lyric Theatre

The Lion in Winter, a comedy in two parts, takes center stage at the Caine Lyric Theatre with W. Vosco Call, founder of the Old Lyric Repertory Company, directing the play. The production runs Aug. 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 20.

W. Vosco Call’s son, Richard Call, plays King Henry II, also known as “The Lion of Justice,” and Vosco Call’s grandson, Richie Call, plays Richard the Lionheart who is the eldest son of King Henry II.

“When I was younger, I watched my dad portray King Henry in another production and always thought it would be neat to play alongside him as King Henry’s son,” said Richie Call. “To have the opportunity to do this is incredible and having my grandpa direct the play is icing on the cake.”

Richard Call said he’s pleased to again perform in Logan.

“This is one of my favorite roles I’ve ever had,” said Richard Call. “I’m excited to be acting in Logan again after a 20-year break.”

The Lion in Winter, written by James Goldman, will take the audience through the complicated life of King Henry II, his imprisoned wife Eleanor, portrayed by Keri Larsen, and their three sons who are fighting for the English throne. Eleanor favors their son, Richard, while King Henry II favors their son John, who is played by Christian Seiter. The young King Philip II of France, played by Lance Rasmussen, demands that the future King of England should marry his sister, Alais, played by Angie Roundy. Little does King Philip know, Alais has been King Henry’s mistress for the past several years.

“With this play, the audience will be able take a slice of history home with them,” said Richie Call, “and the best part is they’ll be able to laugh along the way.”

The Lion in Winter is rated “Mature” for language and sexual themes.

Tickets are $10 reserved seating and can be purchased at the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus, online or by calling 435-797-8022. Tickets can also be purchased one hour prior to curtain at the Caine Lyric Theatre located at 28 W. Center St. in Logan.

Writer: Rachelle Nielson, 435-797-9203, rachelle.nielson@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu

The Lion in Winter promotional illustration

"The Lion in Winter" will be presented at the Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center Street, Logan, Aug. 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. with an addition 2 p.m. matinee performance Saturday, Aug. 20.

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