By Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell
Adapted from Jean Baptiste Molière
Directed by Aaron Cromie
December 3, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Adapted by Bill Irwin (The Happiness Lecture) and Mark O'Donnell, this hilarious re-imagining of the Molière classic puts famous servant Scapin at the center of an inventive interaction between actors and puppets in a production stuffed with chase scenes, revenge plots, slapstick and spoofery, live music, and lots of theater magic for the entire family. Scapin is directed by Aaron Cromie, known as a performer, director, and puppeteer from projects such as The Foocy, The Comedy of Errors, Travels with My Aunt, and The Fantasticks.
"Irresistible!" –Philadelphia Inquirer [More]
"The cast's verbal and physical dexterity never ceases to amaze." –Philadelphia City Paper [More]
"The Lantern's production provides a welcome diversion from reality." –Philadelphia Weekly [More]
"If you're looking for a holiday outing for the extended family, forget about that budget-breaking excursion to a Broadway musical. Instead get tickets to Scapin and roll in the aisles with laughter." –Broad Street Review [More]
"The humor is quick-witted and the laughs are continuous and varied: slapstick, political, double entendre, silly, and insightful. This is theater at its best." –Philly2Philly.com [More]
"Start the New Year off right with one of Philadelphia's best theaters." –Uwishunu [More]
"What a fun way to end the holiday season." –Phillyist [More]
"Absolutely hysterical and undeniably amazing!" –Philly Theatre Talk
Photos by Jeffrey Stockbridge
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.