The Lion in Winter at Joe’s Movement Emporium, July 12-14

The Raye Players of Lumina Studio Theatre present
By James Goldman

July 12 – 14
@ Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt. Rainier, MD
Tickets on sale NOW at

Friday, July 12, 8PM
Saturday, July 13, 2PM and 8PM
Sunday, July 14, 2PM and 8PM


It is Christmas 1183 and you’re invited to a family gathering and to bear witness to King Henry II of England’s announcement of who will succeed him on the throne. But which one of Henry & Eleanor’s sons will be the next king? Unlike Lear, Henry won’t divide his house. Henry wants John, Eleanor wants Richard and no one, except Geoffrey, wants Geoffrey.

Philip, King of France, is demanding the marriage of his sister, Alais, to Richard. But Richard doesn’t want her and Henry does.

So, in may ways, it’s just your typical holiday get-together with lots of family drama. Power and allegiances shift as the players vie for the throne – the one constant being the deep love between Henry & Eleanor.

Join Lumina’s newest performing group – The Raye Players for one of the funniest, devious, romantic holiday celebrations ever.

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