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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011)
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Welcome to our 2014/15 Season

Our 21st anniversary season is packed with a diverse line-up of plays and events that celebrate our commitment to theater that is fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world. Join us!

SEATING– All seating is reserved. Seats are assigned on a best available basis by date received; all special requests are subject to availability. The house opens 30 minutes before showtime.

By Tom Stoppard
EXTENDED thru Nov 9
Tom Stoppard's masterpiece is one of the greatest plays of the last 20 years – a tale of two centuries, shifting as seamlessly between eras as it does between farcical comedy and heartbreaking romance.
In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece
In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece
Oct 23 - 26
Join us in celebrating the brilliance of Arcadia through panel discussions on its rich and varied themes, a high tea, and special performances of some of Stoppard's rarely-performed short works.
Money-saving options:
  • See FOUR great plays for as little as $76
    Enjoy a full season of plays, plus priority subscriber seating, 10-25% off box office prices, free ticket exchanges, and parking and dining discounts.  more
  • Create your own season with a Flex Package
    Perfect for theater lovers with busy schedules: pay one low price and get FOUR passes to use in any combination during the 2014/15 season, plus free exchanges, and parking and dining discounts.  more
  • Educators: bring your class to the Lantern
    Enhance your curriculum with student matinee performances at the Lantern.  more
  • Come as a group and save up to 25%
    Enjoy a great night with friends and family and enjoy big discounts and no handling fees.  more
By Peter Parnell
Nov 20 - Dec 14
Barrymore Award-winner Peter DeLaurier reprises his role from the Lantern's 2006 production about Richard Feynman: beloved professor, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, flirt, and unforgettable inspiration.
Doubt: A Parable
Doubt: A Parable
By John Patrick Shanley
Jan 15 - Feb 15
Experience Philadelphia favorites Mary Martello and Ben Dibble together as never before in this suspenseful, timely, and award-winning American drama that grapples with questions of moral certainty...and doubt.
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Mar 19 - Apr 26
This fun, physical, eye-popping production asks Kate and Petruchio to face the music and dance. One of Shakespeare's most fiery couples, their courtship will be a sultry, aggressive tango, but the big question will be: who is going to lead?
Scholars In Conversation
Scholars In Conversation
With special guests
Apr 6, 13, and 20
Desire, Dance & Dynamic Women in The Taming of the Shrew draws on themes of the play to catalyze discussions about the science of sexual attraction and the power of dance to break down barriers and transform cultures. We'll also Kate's "taming" head on.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Hound of the Baskervilles
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
May 28 - Jun 28
This cheeky and fast-paced makeover of the beloved Sherlock Holmes mystery offers farcical surprises, brilliant theatrical invention, and a new twist on the greatest detective of all time!

Ticket Prices – Mainstage Adult Seniors* Students*
Preview: Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Tue 7pm $22 $22 $22
Opening: Wed 7pm $56 $56 $56
Wed 2pm & 7pm, Thu 7pm $30 $25 $20
Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm $35 $30 $25
Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm $39 $34 $29
*Valid ID REQUIRED for full-time highschool/college students and seniors 65+
Ticket Prices – Other
In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece $0-$39 $0-$35 $0-$35
Scholars In Conversation
Desire, Dance & Dynamic Women in The Taming of the Shrew
$10 $8 $8
Student Discounts Varies by performance
Groups of 10 or more Varies by performance

Prefer to speak with a live person?
Please call us at 215.829.0395 or stop by in person during regular Box Office hours.
** Advisory for Monday, September 29 **
We are temporarily without email and internet access due to a Verizon system upgrade. If you need urgent assistance with subscriptions or tickets before Tuesday 9/30, please call the Box Office at 215.829.0395. We apologize for any inconvenience.  [ Box Office Hours ]

For Your Information

  • Seating: All seating is reserved. Seats are assigned on a best available basis by date received; all special requests are subject to availability. The house opens 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Late Seating: Latecomers will be seated at appropriate intervals at the discretion of house management. To avoid disruption to the actors and your fellow audience members, patrons arriving after a performance has begun will be seated in the balcony. Balcony seating is EXTREMELY limited, so we hope you will make every effort to arrive on time. For your safety and the safety of those around you, please comply with all instructions provided by house management. Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for latecomers.
  • Accessibility: We regret that our resident home, St. Stephen's Theater, requires climbing a flight of stairs and is therefore not accessible to patrons using a wheelchair. No elevator service is available. We are, however, able to accommodate patrons with early seating or other special needs – including our open captioning service available at select performances. When ordering tickets, please let us know how we can assist you.
  • Seating Charts: Our flexible theater is transformed to best suit the specific needs of each production, ensuring that every seat provides the best possible view of the action. Due to this flexible seating arrangement, we regret that we are unable to post seating charts at this time.
  • Parking: Lantern single ticket buyers are entitled to a discount at the nearby LAZ Parking garage during specified hours.  details
Pictured: Charlie DelMarcelle and Joanna Liao in A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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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.

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