A Little Extra
Evenings in Chinon
Ian Buchanan begins a month-long run playing King Henry II in The Lion in Winter at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA. Starring alongside Mariette Hartley as Eleanor of Aquitaine and a supporting cast including Brendan Ford, Justine Hartley, Doug Plaut, and Paul David Story, the show is open April 19 through May 18, 2014. Written by James Goldman, Lion is at turns side-splittingly funny, scathing, intimate, and deeply moving as it explores the strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable – and human rulers – and the avarice of their three ambitious sons.
As the sun sets on his rule, Henry and Eleanor meet for one last Winter Court at Chinon, joined by their sons – the warrior Richard, conniving and clever Geoffrey, and the bumbling John. Behind closed doors, in the corridors of the castle, games of allegiance and betrayal unfold as each maneuvers to claim the throne once Henry is gone—and whoever wins will determine the future of an empire and the course of history.
Opening: Saturday, April 19 at 8pm. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices are from $20-49.00; group discounts are available.
Previews: Wednesday April 16, Thursday April 17, and Friday April 18 at 8pm. Opening Night Performance with Reception: All Tickets $55.00.The Colony Theatre is located at 555 North Third Street, next to the Burbank Town Center Mall; tickets can be purchased by calling 818-558-7000 or online at www.ColonyTheatre.org.
One Room, Two Writers
Michael Easton moderates “Spotlight on Peter Straub” at Anaheim WonderCon this Saturday from 4-5pm. Easton is the author of graphic novels Credence and the Soul Stealer trilogy, while Straub is a multiple winner of the Bram Stoker award for his work, including the novels Ghost Story, In the Night Room, and Koko. The two met while Easton was starring on One Life to Live, and subsequently collaborated on the graphic novel The Green Woman in 2009.
“Collaborating with Peter is like going back to school, but being let into the master’s class,” Easton wrote of the partnership in 2010.“Peter is a poet.”
The Saturday panel discussion will explore not only their work together, but also the evolution of Straub’s formidable and enlightening career – what inspires him, his history with fellow novelist Stephen King, and the nature of genre fiction.
Anaheim WonderCon will run April 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave. Hours and additional information can be found at http://www.comic-con.org/wca. “Spotlight on Peter Straub” is from 4-5PM in room 207.
Jeffrey Vincent Parise is LiveTweeting the Thursday, April 17 episode of General Hospital, as Carlos Rivera slides deeper into the cauldron at the PCPD, as Anna and Dante stir frequently for desired results. Tweet and Tune in at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific with the hashtag #askGH, and tweet your questions to @JeffVParise. Enjoy the show. ;)
Bradford Anderson and his wife Kiera’s little one is coming into the world in approximately two weeks, eagerly awaited by excited parents and sister.