Lantern Theater Company
Anthony Lawton
Brian McCann
Mary McCool
Peter Pryor
Seth Reichgott
Sarah Sanford
Luigi Sottile
Frank X

Set Designer
Meghan Jones
Costume Designer
Millie Hiibel
Lighting Designer
Janet Embree
Sound Designer & Music
Nick Rye
Fight Director
J. Alex Cordaro
Kathryn MacMillan
Stage Manager
Lisa Vining
Production History

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
March 28 - May 4, 2008

The charismatic general Othello is admired throughout Venice for his strength, honesty, and courage... except by the treacherous villain Iago. When Othello marries the beautiful Desdemona, Iago seizes the opportunity to exploit the general's trust, inflame his jealousy, and ultimately destroy him. One of the most powerful tragedies of the English language, Othello is a taut epic of passion and betrayal that crashes to a devastating conclusion.

"[Peter] Pryor has a blast... [Frank] X's transformation is chill-inducing... the pair tear up the stage like the pros they are." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A juicy, eventful, heartrending production!" –EDGE Philadelphia

"Fierce theater...the skilled cast is a joy to behold!" –Curtain Up

"A raw-boned, exciting evening to last in memory."
–Philadelphia City Paper

"An indelible performance... Frank X's realization of the title role alone makes it worth seeing." –Broad Street Review

"Engaging production... as good as the supporting performances are, it's the teaming of Pryor and X that keeps us riveted." –Philadelphia Weekly

Lantern Theater Company's production of Othello is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Additional support provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
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Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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