Burnaby actor featured in The Lion in Winter

A Burnaby actor takes centre stage in Stage 43 Theatrical Society’s next outing.

The Coquitlam-based theatre company is staging The Lion in Winter, written by James Goldman and directed by Wayne Nolan, from Jan. 16 to 25 at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

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Kiernan Koebel-Pearce
Burnaby's Kiernan Koebel-Pearce appears as John in The Lion in Winter, onstage Jan. 16 to 25 at Evergreen Cultural Centre. - contributed

The play is set at Christmastime in the year 1183 in Chinon, France, where the aging King Henry II has planned a reunion where he hopes to name his successor to the throne of England. He summons his scheming and imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his three sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John (all of whom want the throne); plus King Philip of France and his sister Alais (betrothed to John, but also Henry’s mistress).

“With the fate of Henry’s empire at stake, everyone engages in his or her own brand of deception and treachery, making for a very lively Yuletide,” says a press release.

Burnaby’s Kiernan Koebel-Pearce appears as John.

The Lion in Winter runs Thursday, Jan. 16 through Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at www.stage43.org/tickets or call the box office at 604-927-6555.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 has special two-for-one pricing on adult-priced tickets (use discount code LION), and opening Night on Jan. 16 features a cast and crew mix-and-mingle reception following the show.

The Evergreen Cultural Centre is at 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, next to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station.

See www.stage43.org for all the details.

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