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 fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world.
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Peter DeLaurier
September 6 - October 7, 2018
A brilliant woman fights to keep her place in a profession dominated by men. In this mesmerizing play of Stoppard's artistic maturity, Russian espionage collides with particle physics and absolutely nothing is what it appears to be.
The Heir Apparent
By David Ives
Directed by M. Craig Getting
November 8 - December 9, 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. From the playwright who brought you 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 10, 2019
When the heart wants what the heart wants, 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.
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, sexual blackmail, and corruption in this major play in the Bard's canon.
A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
By Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz
May 23 - June 23, 2019
Commissioned and developed through the Lantern's New Works Program, this compelling new work of musical theater brings to life the stories of the youth sent to a private prison by corrupt judges. A rock drama in the great polemical tradition of Brecht and Weill, Minors is the inaugural work of Kittson O'Neill and Tony Award-winning composer and sound designer Robert Kaplowitz.
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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 11/29 due to Thanksgiving
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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.