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.
A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
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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5-Play Series & Flex Packs – 2018/19 Season
Dates, Times, and Pricing
* Moved to 10/6 due to 25th Anniversary Gala
**Moved to 12/6 due to Thanksgiving and improved ticket availability
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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.