Due to the coronavirus health crisis, we have moved our originally planned 2020/21 season to 2021/22. We will soon be announcing our reimagined 2020/21 season, which will include four new productions, our annual presentation of CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, filmed plays from the Lantern production archives, and a variety of special In Conversation programs. The health and safety of our artists, our audiences, and our staff remain our highest priority, so all 2020/21 season programming will be viewable online from the comfort of your own home.
In a sneak preview of our upcoming announcement, we are excited to share that our reimagined 2020/21 season will feature fully-realized productions of MOLLY SWEENEY by Brian Friel, directed by Peter DeLaurier; THE PLAGUE by Albert Camus and adapted by Neil Bartlett, directed by Charles McMahon; ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III; and a FOURTH PLAY to be announced shortly, directed by Amina Robinson. We are delighted that both Broadnax and Robinson will make their Lantern directorial debuts this season.
We miss seeing you in person at St. Stephen's Theater, and we know you miss live theater as much as we do. With significant progress being announced almost weekly on coronavirus vaccine development, we remain optimistic about a return to live performances in 2021/22. But while we wait, we will continue to safely create virtual theater experiences that will help us stay connected with our audiences and the students who participate in our education programs. Producing plays to be streamed virtually also enables the Lantern to provide professional opportunities for our highly talented local theater artists, including actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, and everyone else who works behind the scenes to bring these great stories to life.
Theater is an essential and treasured form of storytelling. We look forward to sharing these new streaming productions, characterized by the Lantern's aesthetic and literary sensibility.
TO OUR LANTERN SUBSCRIBER FAMILY –
You should have received an exciting update about our reimagined 2020/21 season in your mailbox this past week. If you have not received this update or if you have any questions, please contact our Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.829.0395. We are available by phone and email Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM.
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Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.