The Lion in Winter
presented by The Psych Drama Company
hosted by Theatre Company of Saugus
June 10 - 19, 2022
Co-directed by Wendy Lippe and Larry Segel

The Lion in Winter is the classic historical play by James Goldman, about King Henry II of England and his meeting with his queen, mistress, children, and rival king at his castle in Chinon, France during Christmas in the year 1183. Who shall succeed him as king? All three sons want to be the one, but how can Henry choose only one without making the others his enemies?

The Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to be hosting a professional Boston-area theatre company for the first time. The Psych Drama Company has been producing innovative theater for over ten years in Boston, New York City, and Rhode Island. Most recently, Psych Drama collaborated on an international audio drama adaptation of Macbeth with The Audiovisual Centre Dubrovnik in Croatia.

While rehearsing the Lion in Winter when theaters were closed, an audio radio-play version was recorded, and that was streamed in December 2020. Click here to read rave press reviews of the radio play, and an exclusive press interview including discussion of the journey of the show from radio drama to fully realized production.

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The Lion in Winter Performances:

·     Friday, June 10 at 8:00 PM
·     Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 PM
·     Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 PM (matinee)
·     Friday, June 17 at 8:00 PM
·     Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 PM
·     Sunday, June 19 at 3:00 PM (matinee)


How to Purchase Tickets:

Advance online sales, using any major credit card, are open until four hours before the curtain time. If available, seats can be purchased at the door for the same price, using cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal, but no credit cards. Ticket prices are the same for all patrons.

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The Psych Drama Company’s mission is to examine theatrical works through a psychological lens. We produce emotionally powerful, immersive, thought-provoking theater. With our world being as fast-paced and technology-driven as it is, the company seeks to hold space for the public to meaningfully reflect on their lives and relationships in new ways. Psych Drama’s unique integration of theater and psychology facilitates the creation of that space.

“In particular, our approach to immersive theater activates strong feelings and physical reactions in audience members because they are no longer merely spectators. And the psychologists who lead post-show discussions are trained to hold space in ways that facilitate reflection and processing of those reactions; the result can be transformative. Immersive theater and psychology – a marriage that has the power to activate, hold, metabolize and transform."

– Wendy Lippe , Ph.D., Producing Artistic Director 
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COVID Safety Policy Update

Although policies about wearing masks and providing proof of vaccination have been loosening up in many places, in theaters we still must ensure the safety of our patrons, members, actors, and crew, by minimizing the risk of contagion. Our home at the Saugus American Legion is not large and social distancing is not possible.


Therefore we will continue to require our audience to wear masks inside (unless actively eating or drinking), and to be vaccinated. All the cast members of our shows are vaccinated, will be masked during rehearsals, and will be tested prior to performances.


This is especially important for this production as there will be immersive seating and audience and cast will be VERY close to each other.

For additional information, please contact, Wendy Lippe Ph.D. at +1 617-275-9167 or by email at or


The Psych Drama Company, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating and fostering reflection and psychological mindedness through the performing arts. The Psych Drama Company provides education on a wide range of topics in psychology by combining immersive, experiential performances with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals.

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