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In Conversation Series

Our audience engagement series offers an insider's look at each production with artists and guest scholars, plus other special events designed to enhance your Lantern experience.

In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece
In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece
October 23 - 26, 2014
Tickets are $0-$39
Join us for a four-day festival that celebrates of the enduring brilliance of Arcadia, a play that weaves together romance, science, mathematics, sex, and so much more into a deeply personal, funny exploration of human experience. In Arcadia will include panel discussions on these rich and varied themes, a high tea, talkbacks, opportunities to mingle with fellow patrons, and special performances of some of Stoppard's rarely-performed short works.


Scholars In Conversation: Desire, Dance & Dynamic Women in The Taming of the Shrew
Scholars In Conversation: Desire, Dance & Dynamic Women in The Taming of the Shrew
Mondays at 7pm: April 6, 13, and 20, 2015
Subscribers, Seniors, Students, Groups: $8 each | $20 full series
All Others: $10 each | $25 full series
Presented in conjunction with The Taming of the Shrew, this three-part series will draw on the themes of Shakespeare's play to catalyze discussions about today's social, cultural, and scientific issues. We will examine the science of sexual attraction, explore the power of dance to break down barriers and transform cultures, and tackle Kate's "taming" head on. Panelists will be announced shortly.


Directors In Conversation
Get a first-hand look into the design and rehearsal process with pre-show Q&As with each play's director. Admission is FREE  •  Downstairs in the Lantern Lab

  • Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7pm: Arcadia with director Kathryn MacMillan
  • Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7pm: QED with director M. Craig Getting
  • Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7pm: Doubt: A Parable with director Kathryn MacMillan
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7pm: The Taming of the Shrew with director Charles McMahon
  • Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7pm: The Hound of the Baskervilles with director Matt Pfeiffer

Artists In Conversation
This post-show discussion series offers an opportunity to talk with the artists involved with each production. Admission is FREE  •  On the Lantern Mainstage


Open Captioned Performances
Open Captioned In this special service for our deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons, captions that translate dialogue and other sounds will be displayed on an LED screen located near the stage. This service is included with your regular ticket purchase to indicated performances. When ordering tickets, please indicate that you or members of your party will be using this service so that we may ensure optimal seating locations for viewing the captioning screen.


Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at St. Stephen's Theater, home of Lantern Theater Company, 10th & Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia, PA. Get directions»


Pictured: Ceal Phelan in The Breath of Life (2010, Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Overall Production of a Play). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Geoff Sobelle in Hamlet (2009), David Ingram and Luigi Sottile in The Government Inspector (2008), Forrest McClendon and Lawrence Stallings in Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (2009), and Kristyn Chouiniere and Paul L. Nolan in The Hothouse (2008). Photos by Jeffrey Stockbridge.

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