Mingle with artists and fellow theater lovers as we celebrate our 19th Anniversary Season and honor Barrymore Award-winning actor Frank X and long-time supporter Helen McMahon
Wine Reception begins at 6:00pm
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 [MAP+DIRECTIONS]
Valet Parking Available ($18 per car)
The Evening Includes...
Open Bar +
Buffet Dinner and Dessert +
Silent Auction +
Awards Presentation +
Royal Photo Booth +
Preview of our Upcoming 20th Anniversary Season
Items available for auction will include exclusive vacation getaways, fun nights out at the region's finest restaurants and cultural hotspots, priceless collectibles, unique experiences, and much more!
is one of Philadelphia's most active theater lovers, celebrating not only the Lantern's growth but all of the depth and diversity that has sprung up across the city over the past 20 years. She has played many important Lantern roles over the years, including patron, donor, organizer of parties and lectures, and calligrapher of invitations, and the mother of founding artistic director Charles McMahon. But perhaps the world knows her best as the source of the finest cookies and brownies on Earth, which have been famously featured items at the Lantern's concessions stand for more than a decade.
has been one of the most important artistic forces in Philadelphia theater over the past two decades, specializing in characters of great complexity, passion, and spiritual depth. Frank has appeared in 15 productions at the Lantern – from Ghosts
in 1998 to The Island
in 2012 – and has been a major contributor to the company's artistic growth. He has been honored with five Barrymore Award nominations for his work at the Lantern, and took home the Best Actor in a Play trophy for his performance in InterAct Theatre Company's production of Lonely Planet
in 1996. Fellow actors are eager to work alongside him and directors are very grateful for a collaborator who brings his whole mind and heart to every role.
Lantern Theater Company seeks to be a vibrant, contributing member of our Greater Philadelphia community, exposing audiences to great theater, inviting participation in dialogue and discussion, educating audiences about artistic and social issues, and employing theatrical language and techniques to enrich learning in the classroom.
Each year, we reach a loyal and growing audience of over 18,000 through our award-winning programs: Mainstage Productions that are smart, fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world; Lantern Theater Company: In Conversation, our audience engagement series that offers an insider's look at each production; and Illumination, our innovative education program that engages students and adults in the world of theater, nurturing their artistic expression through in-school residencies, student matinee performances, and teaching artist training for after-school programs throughout the city.
|Gregory J. Kleiber*
||Nina S. Rosenthal
Gene & Joann Bissell
Nicholas D. Constan*
Nancy Hogan Dutton
Stacy Maria Dutton*
Jaimie & David Field
Mark Garvin & Diane Menio
Philip Hawkins & Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins
Donna Hill & John Wilson
Esther L. Hornik
Dr. Marc & Joan Lapayowker
Fran & Leon L. Levy
Stuart & Heidi Lurie
Charles & Helen McMahon
Stephen Millen & Donna Saul Millen*
David & Eileen Murphy
David Pierson* & Barrie Trimingham
Fred Johnson & Jennifer Pratt Johnson
Ellen Rosen Rogoff
Martin & Phyllis Rosenthal
Michael H. Rosenthal*
Aline Roy & Griffin Schrack
Louis Seitchik & Kanani Titchen
Anne Shuff* & Mike Creech
David & Gayle Smith
Richard & Anne Umbrecht
Dr. R.J. Wallner
Adam & Sarah Weinstein
* Lantern Theater Company Board Member
All proceeds benefit Lantern Theater Company's award-winning artistic and education programs, and your ticket purchase is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Pratt Johnson at email@example.com or 215.829.9002 x102.