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!" –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"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
"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
"Start the New Year off right with one of Philadelphia's best theaters." –Uwishunu
"What a fun way to end the holiday season." –Phillyist
"The cast's verbal and physical dexterity never ceases to amaze." –Philadelphia City Paper
"The Lantern's production provides a welcome diversion from reality." –Philadelphia Weekly
"Absolutely hysterical and undeniably amazing!" –Philly Theatre Talk
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.