August 21 – September 6, 2015
The Lion in Winter
Written by James Goldman
Directed by Eric Polani Jensen
For King Henry II, Christmas in 1183 is the least wonderful time of the year. In James Goldman's scathing drama of strategic manipulation, The Lion in Winter, the English ruler is faced with choosing his successor as his three conniving sons gather for the winter holiday. Caught between his imprisoned wife Eleanor, released from jail for this special occasion, and his mistress Alais, Henry finds himself navigating a treacherous web of lies and one-upmanship, as each family member schemes after their own agenda.



Thursday, August 20, 2015 8pm - PWYC Preview
Friday, August 21, 2015 8pm - Opening Night

Saturday, August 22, 2015 8pm
Thursday, August 27, 2015 8pm
Friday, August 28, 2015 8pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015 8pm
Thursday, September 3, 2015 8pm
Friday, September 4, 2015 8pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 8pm
Sunday, September 6, 2015 2pm Matinee


Eleanor Moseley (Eleanor) most recently seen in “Slaughterhouse Five” at Book-It Rep, Eleanor is thrilled to work with this talented company. Favorite recent projects include “The Long Road” with Arouet, “Art of Racing in the Rain” at Book-It, and “The Torchbearers,” “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove,” and “Come Back to the Five and Dime...” with Women Seeking a Theater Co. On-camera work includes "You’re So Vain," “Regulate," and "The Dark Horse.” Also a writer, her short plays have appeared in numerous NW venues. Represented by Actors First Agency.

Patrick Dizney (Henry) received his MFA from the University of Washington, spent 6 years acting in NYC, and continues to work as an actor and director throughout the region. Credits include prime time television, national commercials, industrial videos, children’s theater, two national tours, Off and Off-Off Broadway, feature and independent film, and Regional theater including: Artists Repertory Theatre, Maine Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Penobscot Theatre and Theatre! Theatre! He also wrote, produced and performed in his one person show Inveigler on Theatre Row in NYC.

Olivia Waring (Alais) A recent transplant from Washington DC, Olivia Waring is delighted to be making her SSR debut. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and Chinese from Princeton University and a masters in linguistics from the University of Oxford, where she sang soprano with the Oxford Schola Cantorum. She is currently a software engineer at Microsoft and has previously worked at NPR and the Center for Advanced Study of Language. Olivia's recent acting credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), Into the Woods (Cinderella), and Illyria (Viola). Huge thanks to her parents, David and Susan, for indefatigably supporting her theatrical pursuits and putting up with her monthly career changes.

Brock Madden (John) is happy to return to SSR as John in "The Lion In Winter" following his role as The Arbiter in the musical CHESS last Summer. 'May the power of The Squolf guide us all.'

Noah Duffy (Geoffrey) A New Jersey transplant to Seattle’s misty hills, Noah Duffy has danced with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre, toured and taught nationally with The Missoula Children’s Theatre, and produced the tragically hilarious (and shockingly true) solo show Caught One-Handed. Noah is a member of several Seattle-based companies, devising new theater with Seattle’s sassiest inter*arts gang The Libertinis, and touring internationally as an ensemble member and producer of The Seagull Project. Get more Noah at!

Josh Krupke (Philip) is pleased to return to SecondStory for the fourth time. He was previously seen as Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, Baron Van Sweiten in Amadeus, and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. He has also worked with Village Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Harlequin Productions, and GreenStage, among several others. Love and thanks to God, Lorrie, Mom and Dad. 8

Eric Hampton (Richard) Eric is thrilled to be making his first appearance at SecondStory Repertory! After receiving his BFA in theater from Abilene Christian University, Eric returned to his native Seattle to pursue a career in theater and voice acting. He thanks his wife Melanie and two year old daughter Rowen for their constant love and inspiration.


Eric Polani Jensen (Director)
Annie Simonton (Stage Manager)
The Squolf (Set/Sound/Light Design)

Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) has designed for Seattle Shakespeare Company (Richard II), Wooden O (Henry IV, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry V and The Tempest), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Anna Karenina, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet), SecondStory Repertory (Legally Blonde, Chess: The Musical, Moon Over Buffalo, etc.), Seattle Musical Theatre (Young Frankenstein and Legally Blonde), Harlequin Productions (Clybourne Park, Jesus Christ Superstar), Bellevue College (Carnival, Into the Woods and Dead Man’s Cell Phone),  Vashon Opera (Albert Herring, Werther and Eugene Onegin) and other local theaters. Upcoming work can be seen in Emma at Book-It Repertory Theatre and Titus Andronicus at Seattle Shakespeare.






Mainstage Single Ticket Prices: $27 Adult | $22 Senior (65+)/Student/Educator/Military

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"LION IN WINTER, THE” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


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