NEW & NOTABLE
Due to the coronavirus health crisis, we have moved our originally planned 2020/21 season to 2021/22. We have reimagined our 2020/21 season to include a new slate of plays that we believe will best suit the times and the specialized safety needs of producing theater during Covid-19, including four newly filmed productions, filmed plays from the Lantern production archives, a variety of special In Conversation programs, and our annual presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. 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.
We are excited to share that our reimagined 2020/21 season will feature newly created 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.
Dates for all plays and events will be announced throughout the season as they are confirmed. For the latest updates, make sure you're on our mailing list.
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 made daily 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 you, 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 a special update about Molly Sweeney via email on Tuesday 12/29. If you have not received this update or if you have any questions, please contact us at 215.829.0395 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as quickly as possible. Our Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10AM to 6PM.
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.