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The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Now - May 3
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
Three-Part Discussion Series
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, the power of dance to break down barriers and transform cultures. We'll also tackle Kate's 'taming' head on.
Announcing our 2015/16 season!
Season Announcement:
The 2015/16 Season

Sept 2015 - Jun 2016
Our 2015/16 season features five great plays, including two Philadelphia premieres by up-and-coming female playwrights, a world premiere play, a classic Shakespearean comedy, and the return of a Barrymore Award-winning Lantern favorite.
A Touch of Tango
A Touch of Tango
2015 Annual Benefit
Sat Mar 28 at 6:30pm
Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, and tango as we celebrate our 2014/15 season and honor Barrymore Award-winning actor/director Peter DeLaurier and arts leader Michael Norris.
Lantern Theater School: Spring 2015 Semester
Lantern Theater School NEW!
Spring 2015 Semester
May/June 2015
Introducing new theater school classes for adults and kids with Charlie DelMarcelle and Mike Dees, both Barrymore Award-winning actors and teaching artists. Register by April 10 for an Early Bird discount!
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 – 2014/15 Season Adult Seniors* Students*
Preview Performances $22 $22 $22
Opening Night $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
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
*Valid ID REQUIRED for seniors 65+ and full-time college/high school students

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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.
  • Parking: Lantern single ticket buyers are entitled to a discount at the nearby LAZ Parking garage during specified hours.  details
Pictured: Clare Mahoney and Peter DeLaurier in QED (2014). 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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