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2017/18 season
Red Velvet
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Next on Stage: Red Velvet
September 7 - October 8, 2017

London, 1833. There are riots on the streets protesting the Slavery Abolition Act. Inside the Theatre Royal, tragic actor Ira Aldridge is making history. Fresh from dazzling success in the capitals of Europe, he is about to become the first African American actor to play Othello in London, where the play was created. The conflict inside the theater mirrors that on stage and outside: what price will artists pay for their audacity? Peter DeLaurier will direct this Philadelphia premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring debut play. The cast includes Tony Award® nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa.  more info

Red Velvet poster art: The Captive Slave by John Philip Simpson (1827) with Ira Aldridge, model. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY.

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Download image Pictured: Forrest McClendon (front) with Adam Hammet, Lauren Sowa, David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Ebony Pullum, Liz Filios, and David Pica in Lantern Theater Company's production of Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Peter DeLaurier, onstage now through October 8, 2017. Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Download image Pictured: Lauren Sowa, David Pica, Liz Filios, David Bardeen, and Forrest McClendon in Lantern Theater Company's production of Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Peter DeLaurier, onstage now through October 8, 2017. Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Download image Pictured: Damon Bonetti and Forrest McClendon in Lantern Theater Company's production of Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Peter DeLaurier, onstage now through October 8, 2017. Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Download image Pictured: Ebony Pullum and Forrest McClendon in Lantern Theater Company's production of Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Peter DeLaurier, onstage now through October 8, 2017. Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Download image Pictured: Forrest McClendon in Lantern Theater Company's production of Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Peter DeLaurier, onstage now through October 8, 2017. Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Download image Pictured: Lolita Chakrabarti, actress and writer of Red Velvet
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Download image Pictured: Peter DeLaurier, director of Lantern Theater Company's Philadelphia premiere production of Red Velvet
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Download image Pictured: Tony Award® nominee Forrest McClendon returns to the Lantern stage as celebrated 19th century Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge
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Current Press Releases

September 19, 2017
Lantern Theater Company Announces In Conversation: The Mirror to Nature with Drama Scholar Michael W. Brooks and Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.; In Conversation Program Presented in Conjunction with the Lantern's Philadelphia Premiere Production of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, Onstage Now Through October 8  PDF

September 5, 2017
Lantern Theater Company Announces 2017/18 Season Casting  PDF

August 9, 2017
Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, Sept. 7 - Oct. 8, 2017; Tony Award® Nominee Forrest McClendon Returns to the Lantern Stage as Famed 19th Century Shakespearean Actor Ira Aldridge  PDF

February 15, 2017
Lantern Theater Company Announces 2017/18 Season; 24th Season Features Eclectic Mix of Classics and New Work, Including a World Premiere by Philadelphia Playwright Bruce Graham, Two Philadelphia Premieres, a Science Classic, and the Lantern's Annual Shakespeare Production  PDF


Pictured: The Captive Slave by John Philip Simpson (1827) / Ira Aldridge, model
The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY / Used with permission
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