Lantern Theater Company: 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.
2018/19 season: explore our 25th anniversary season!
Copenhagen (2018)
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Announcing the 2018/19 season: Great stories, great writers, great language. 'For our 25th Anniversary Season, we have selected plays that are artistically ambitious and characterized by the complex and satisfying storytelling that has become the Lantern's trademark. With works by Tom Stoppard, David Ives, Harold Pinter, and William Shakespeare, the Lantern will bring to life great stories by great writers, while also introducing an important new piece of musical theater by two highly talented Philadelphia-based theater artists. Join us.' -Charles McMahon, Artistic Director
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Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season

Our 2018/19 season is packed with a diverse line-up of plays that celebrate our commitment to theater that is smart, fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world.

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Peter DeLaurier
September 6 - October 14, 2018

A brilliant woman fights to keep her place in a profession dominated by men. With Tom Stoppard's characteristic wit and verve, Russian espionage collides with particle physics in this mesmerizing journey through a wildly complex counterintelligence operation – and absolutely nothing is what it appears to be.

The Heir Apparent
By David Ives
Adapted from Le Légataire universel by Jean-François Regnard
Directed by M. Craig Getting
November 8 - December 16, 2018

When the family of a wealthy geezer gets wind of his imminent demise, an exuberant and hilarious struggle breaks out to get hold of his estate. In this tour de force of rhyming couplets and period costumes, comic suspense reigns. Will money, low cunning, or love triumph? From the playwright of New Jerusalem, The Liar, and Venus in Fur, this modern farce in the tradition of Molière crackles with humor, poetry, and romance.

By Harold Pinter
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
January 10 - February 17, 2019

The heart wants what the heart wants, and so we tell each other – and ourselves – the lies needed to get it. This sophisticated drama is a devastatingly honest exploration of love, sex, marriage, and friendship. Told backwards from the end to the beginning, Harold Pinter's narrative masterpiece has spawned many imitators since its 1978 London premiere.

Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
March 14 - April 21, 2019

When the power of the State is put in the service of one man's lust, Shakespeare creates one of his greatest heroines to combat the abuse. Isabella's courage and brilliance are called upon to fight back against power, corruption, and sexual blackmail. This major play in the Bard's canon will surprise and move modern audiences with its timely insights into human motivation and resilience.

By Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz
Directed by Matthew Decker
May 23 - June 30, 2019

Inspired by the "kids for cash" scandal in Luzerne County in the early 2000s, this compelling new work of musical theater gives voice to the families who fought back against a corrupt political machine that turned children into commodities. An intimate American roots rock drama, Minors is the inaugural work of Kittson O'Neill and Tony Award-winning composer and sound designer Robert Kaplowitz. Commissioned and developed through the Lantern's New Works Program.

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Program, pricing, schedule, and artists are subject to change.

5-Play Series & Flex Packs – 2018/19 Season
Dates, Times, and Pricing

 Series Day & Time Adult Senior
Senior discount available for age 65+
  Preview Thursday 7PM 9/6 11/8 1/10 3/14 5/23 $105 $105
  Preview Friday 8PM 9/7 11/9 1/11 3/15 5/24 $105 $105
  Preview Saturday 8PM 9/8 11/10 1/12 3/16 5/25 $105 $105
  Preview Sunday 2PM 9/9 11/11 1/13 3/17 5/26 SOLD OUT
  Preview Tuesday 6:30PM 9/11 11/13 1/15 3/19 5/28 $105 $105
  Opening Wednesday 7PM 9/12 11/14 1/16 3/20 5/29 $200 $200
  Week 1 Thursday 7PM 9/13 11/15 1/17 3/21 5/30 $135 $120
  Week 1 Friday 8PM 9/14 11/16 1/18 3/22 5/31 $135 $120
  Week 1 Saturday 2PM 9/15 11/17 1/19 3/23 6/1 $150 $135
  Week 1 Saturday 8PM 10/6* 11/17 1/19 3/23 6/1 $150 $135
  Week 1 Sunday 2PM (AIC) 9/16 11/18 1/20 3/24 6/2 $150 $135
  Week 2 Tuesday 6:30PM 9/18 11/20 1/22 3/26 6/4 $135 $120
  Week 2 Wednesday 2PM (AIC) 9/19 11/21 1/23 3/27 6/5 $135 $120
  Week 2 Wednesday 7PM 9/19 11/21 1/23 3/27 6/5 $135 $120
  Week 2 Thursday 7PM 9/20 12/6** 1/24 3/28 6/6 $135 $120
  Week 2 Friday 8PM 9/21 11/23 1/25 3/29 6/7 $135 $120
  Week 2 Saturday 2PM 9/22 11/24 1/26 3/30 6/8 $150 $135
  Week 2 Saturday 8PM 9/22 11/24 1/26 3/30 6/8 $150 $135
  Week 2 Sunday 2PM (AIC) 9/23 11/25 1/27 3/31 6/9 $150 $135
  Week 3 Tuesday 6:30PM 9/25 11/27 1/29 4/2 6/11 $135 $120
  Week 3 Wednesday 2PM (AIC) 9/26 11/28 1/30 4/3 6/12 $135 $120
  Week 3 Wednesday 7PM 9/26 11/28 1/30 4/3 6/12 $135 $120
  Week 3 Thursday 7PM 9/27 12/6** 1/31 4/4 6/13 $135 $120
  Week 3 Friday 8PM 9/28 11/30 2/1 4/5 6/14 $135 $120
  Week 3 Saturday 2PM 9/29 12/1 2/2 4/6 6/15 $150 $135
  Week 3 Saturday 8PM 9/29 12/1 2/2 4/6 6/15 $150 $135
  Week 3 Sunday 2PM 9/30 12/2 2/3 4/7 6/16 $150 $135
  5-Pass Flex Pack Create your own season! You'll receive FIVE flex passes to use throughout the 2018/19 season. $200 $180
  4-Pass Flex Pack Create your own season! You'll receive FOUR flex passes to use throughout the 2018/19 season. $160 $144
* Moved to 10/6 due to 25th Anniversary Gala
**Moved to 12/6 due to Thanksgiving and improved ticket availability

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(O) Opening Nights – Mingle with the artists at post-show parties featuring complimentary wine, beer, and light fare, plus free and unlimited ticket exchanges with no upgrade fees.

(AIC) Artists in Conversation – This post-show discussion series offers an opportunity to talk with the creative artists involved with each production. Conversation immediately follows performance.
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In addition to a great season of world-class theater created right here in Philadelphia, Lantern subscribers enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • The BEST prices! Subscribers save up to 25% off regular prices and pay only a one-time handling fee.
  • The BEST seats! You'll get first pick of the best seats in the house, before tickets go on sale to the general public in August.
  • One FREE Refer-A-Friend Pass for each subscription you order to share with family and friends, available for a limited time only.
  • An invitation to our 2018/19 25th Anniversary Season Preview Event on Saturday, September 8 with Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon and other special guests.
  • Free and unlimited ticket exchanges within your same series. Pay only the price difference when you exchange into a more expensive series.
  • Parking discounts at two nearby garages, including an exclusive subscriber discount across the street at Autopark at Jefferson.
  • Dining discounts at select neighborhood restaurants.
  • Unlimited additional tickets at a $5 discount with no service charges, to share with friends, family, and colleagues.
  • FREE or reduced subscriber rates for classes at the Lantern Theater School and special events scheduled throughout the 2017/18 season.
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Pictured: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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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.

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