The Breath of Life
By David Hare
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
February 4 - 28, 2010
The Lantern follows up our Barrymore Award-winning production of Skylight with another modern masterpiece by one of Britain's most influential playwrights. Frances, a successful author, takes the late ferry to a remote cottage on the Isle of Wight to find Madeleine, a retired curator, near-recluse...and her ex-husband's mistress. Frances is chasing a story – the same story Madeleine might be running from. Eavesdrop on two witty, sexy women of a certain age as the night unfolds its secrets and they discover a shared past.
"See it for the engrossing dialogue. See it for the subtle acting. See it for this small company's courage in choosing it. See it for 'revenge' on all the crass, shallow stuff we're drowning in every day." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Check out The Breath of Life for a witty and haunting treatise on an increasingly common stage of life... simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring." –Uwishunu [Review]
"A physically scrumptious production." –Philadelphia City Paper
Photos by Mark Garvin
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.