A Limited Return Engagement
By Peter Parnell
Inspired by the writings of Richard Feynman
and Ralph Leighton's Tuva or Bust!
Directed by M. Craig Getting
November 20 - December 14, 2014
Richard Feynman was one of the most curious and colorful personalities of the 20th century. To his students, he was a beloved professor, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, flirt, and unforgettable inspiration. Barrymore Award-winner Peter DeLaurier reprises his role from the Lantern's original 2006 production, capturing Feynman's remarkable spirit in a memorable journey through the greatest mysteries of science and human experience.
Photos by Mark Garvin
Cast & Production Team
Peter DeLaurier as Richard Feynman • Clare Mahoney as Miriam Field
Meghan Jones, Production Manager • Dirk Durossette, Set Designer • Millie Hiibel, Costume Designer • Joseph Glodek, Lighting Designer • Patrick Lamborn, Sound Designer • Dale Roth Nadel, Props Master • Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager • Lauren Tuvell, Assistant Director
News & Reviews
"[Peter] DeLaurier's Feynman dispenses words of wisdom and philosophy – full of heart and always questioning. Richard Feynman was not only entertaining, he was as fine a man and a scientist as you're likely to find. A great subject for a play, DeLaurier brings him to life with passion and verve. It's inspirational." –Phindie more
"A glowing tribute to a brilliant man! Under M. Craig Getting's animated direction, DeLaurier gives a tour-de-force portrayal of a man who is at once brilliant and eccentric, mature in his intellect and childlike in his enthusiasm (“Remember that everything is interesting")." –Phindie more
"The writing is brilliant; the acting even more so. This overwhelming performance leads to a riveting experience in the theater. Seven years ago these performances were entirely sold out. Don't miss an opportunity to treat yourself now to a performance of this outstanding production." –Beyond My Backyard more
"A finely tuned portrait of one man's irony." –WHYY NewsWorks more
"Peter DeLaurier, reprising his role as Feynman, knows the character from the inside, and his portrayal seems wholly natural: the Bronx honk, fidgety energy of a man in perpetual motion, and unpretentious friendliness." –Philadelphia Inquirer
"Beating bongos with flawless aplomb, dancing with ingenuous abandon, donning an elaborate costume with panache, or entertaining enthusiastic Russian guests, Peter DeLaurier endows Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman with a zest for life and appreciation of fun. DeLaurier can be all that Feynman is because this consistently wonderful actor inhabits his character's skin to give a fluid, spirited, passionate performance that is more akin to living as another as it is portraying someone." –Neal's Paper more
"The beauty of Lantern's production lies in the playful relationship that DeLaurier explores between science and nature...this is the kind of theater that I’m eager for more and more." –Philadelphia Weekly
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.