Lantern Theater Company
2014/15 Season

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.
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

"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

"A finely tuned portrait of one man's irony." –WHYY NewsWorks

"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." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

"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

"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
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Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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