The Public Questionnaire: Todd Benzin by Anthony Chase

January 21, 2015
todd benzin as geoffrey in the lion in winter

With a background in improvisational comedy, with the Eclectic Improv Company, Todd Benzin is  master of the quirky and the spontaneous. An actor who disappears into his characters, in The Lion in Winter, he is, fascinatingly, playing Prince Geoffrey, the crafty and scheming prince who somehow has disappeared into history, while his brothers Richard Lionheart and John became kings. 

Here, Benzin submits to The Public Questionnaire.  

Actor's Actor: Josephine Hogan

January 15, 2015
vincent o'neill, josephine hogan in the lion in winter
In this week's ARTVOICE, Anthony Chase spotlights ICTC's Artist in Residence, Josephine Hogan, who will star in "The Lion in Winter," opening Friday. "Josephine Hogan has been a star on the Buffalo theater scene since she first arrived fro...m Dublin over 20 years ago, as a co-founder of the Irish Classical Theatre Company.

The Public Questionnaire: Matt Witten by Anthony Chase

January 14, 2015
matt witten in ictc's "fallen angels" (2014)

Currently playing Richard the Lionheart in James Goldman’s play The Lion in Winter at the Irish Classical Theatre, Matt Witten is a formidable figure in the Buffalo theater scene. He recently played Vince Lombardi, the indomitable and tireless head coach of the Green Bay Packers in Lombardi, at 710 Main for MusicalFare.

A wild ride with "The Lion in Winter"

January 12, 2015
vincent o'neill, josephine hogan, The Lion in Winter

by Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

If you thought your holidays were stressful, consider James Goldman’s play “The Lion in Winter.”

Set on Christmas day in 1183 in a French castle, the beloved piece concerns a battle of wills and wits among King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and their three sons over the future of their father’s kingdom. In the way of most good works of historical fiction, there is also a mistress involved.