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The Lion, the Drama Desk Award-winning piece written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, has redefined the genre of musical theater. Scheuer tells, sings, and plays the turbulent story of his family and his own brush with mortality, with his supporting cast of six guitars. “A mesmerizing guitarist,” Scheuer’s "songs are awfully well-constructed; there’s a hint of Paul Simon in Scheuer’s easy, knowing lyrics and disciplined musicianship,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times says Scheuer “gets to the heart of the matter” in this celebrated autobiographical show. Like its hero, The Lion roars.

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Performance Information

Running Time
70 minutes, no intermission.
Late Seating

Late seating will only be permitted up until 5 minutes after curtain. There will be no further late seating, and there is no re-entry once the performance begins.

Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
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