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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Lion In Winter Opens 2011 Season

There is nothing like live local theatre and City Park Players begins its 63rd Season on February 25, 2011 with The Lion in Winter by James Goldman.  Directed by Diane Falcone, the larger-than-life characters will be brought to life in the Hearn Stage, a black box theatre, in the Kress Theatre space of the Rapides Foundation Building, Downtown Alexandria, 1102 3rd Street. 

The Cast includes the following:  Henry II by Tim Landry, Eleanor of Aquitaine by Theresa Louviere,  Richard by Jerry Havens, Geoffrey by Ty Cedars, John by Eric Goodman, Alais Capet by Karen Slatten, Philip King of France  by Britton Patton.
This historically based play, set in 1183 France, is a fictional story depicting the gamesmanship by all of the characters to determine who will ultimately rule as King once Henry II decides to pass on the monarchy of England.  

Performances continue on February 26 & 27 and March 4, 5 & 6.  Fridays and Saturdays the show begins at 7:30 and on Sundays at 2:30 in the afternoon.  Tickets are available online at TicketLeap.com or in the lobby an hour before the show begins. Ticket prices:  Adults $12 – Seniors (over 65) $10 - Students $5.  Reservations are urged, just call 318-484-4478 and leave a message or send an email to cityparkplayers@gmail.com

City Park Players, Central Louisiana Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to offering quality cultural activities and experiences to the entire Central Louisiana community through live theatre productions, programming, and education.  The 2011 season is supported, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Roy O. Martin Foundation as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.   Corporate Sponsors this year include the following:  Capital One Bank, CLECO, McDonalds of Alexandria, The Gold Law Firm, Red River Bank & Tony Trevino Event Planner. Additional support comes from our patrons and donors and people like you who believe that community theatre enriches our lives and enhances our quality of life.

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