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]
"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]
"The Lantern's production provides a welcome diversion from reality." –Philadelphia Weekly
"Absolutely hysterical and undeniably amazing!" –Philly Theatre Talk
Photos by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.