Taming The Lion at Theatre 40

March 13 - April 13, 2020

Theatre 40
241 South Moreno Drive
Bevely Hills, CA 90212
Tel: (310) 364-0535


This is the story of the contentious relationship between movie mogul Louis B. Mayer, and the first openly gay star, William Haines.

Under incredible stress to keep suspicious stories out of the press, Mayer develops a plot to pressure Haines to end his relationship, and take part in a fake marriage. He even goes so far as to blackmail Joan Crawford, Haines’ best friend, into helping him to destroy their relationship. Haines almost complies until a soul searching evening guides his conscience to make a choice to be who he is.

Written by Jack Rushen

Directed by Melanie MacQueen

Produced by David Hunt Stafford

  • Evening Performances: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Matinee Performances: Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

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