Kim Zimmer & Robert Newman Reunite for "The Lion in Winter"


It was 33 years ago today that Guiding Light diva Reva Shayne Lewis declared herself "The Slut of Springfield" to true love, Joshua Lewis. Reva and Josh were played brilliantly for decades by Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman, who have reunited to play Queen Eleanor and King Henry II in a new production of "The Lion in Winter." The photo above is from a dress rehearsal on July 24.

In "The Lion in Winter," as the sun sets on his reign, the great and powerful Henry Plantagenet (Newman) calls his wife Eleanor (Kim Zimmer) to the castle at Chinon for Winter Court, along with their three sons – the warrior Richard (Jamey Grisham), and the bumble-headed John (William Dunn), and the conniving Geoffrey (first year apprentice Jabri Johnson). Eleanor has been imprisoned by her husband since 1173 and uses every moment she can to ensure Richard to be the successor to Henry. The key to the throne is to marry Alais, King Henry’s mistress (Audrey Morton), who is promised by her brother, King Philip of France (Quinn Moran), to Richard. Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each player moves to control who will sit on the throne when Henry is gone. Goldman has combined keen historical and psychological insights with delicious, acid wit to create a modern theatrical masterpiece.

The show is directed by Hans Friedrichs and produced by Brendan Ragotzy.

"The Lion in Winter" runs through August 6th at The Barn Theatre in Augusta Michigan.

Check out more photos below from Sue Coflin/Max Photos.

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