Lantern Theater Company: 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.
2017/18 season
Coriolanus (2017)
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Red Velvet
Red Velvet
By Lolita Chakrabarti
Now - October 8, 2017
London, 1833. Fresh from dazzling success in the capitals of Europe, Ira Aldridge is about to become the first African American actor to play Othello in London. The conflict inside the theater mirrors that on stage and outside: what price will artists pay for their audacity?
Lantern Theater School: Fall 2017 Semester
Lantern Theater School
Fall 2017 Semester
Come play with us! A few spots remain in our interactive fall theater school classes, perfect for all skill levels and led by professional actors and teaching artists Mike Dees and Bi Jean Ngo. Register now and join us TONIGHT!
2017/18 Season
2017/18 Mainstage Season
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September 2017 - June 2018
These five great plays celebrate our commitment to theater that is fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world. Order a 5-Play Series and guarantee the best seats in the house at up to 26% off – or create your own season with our convenient Flex Packages!
The Craftsman - a world premiere by Bruce Graham
The Craftsman
A World Premiere by Bruce Graham
November 9 - December 10, 2017
From the ashes of World War II, Dutch patriots discover that one of their own has sold rare Vermeer paintings to the Nazis. Developed through the Lantern's New Works Initiative, this world premiere by celebrated Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham spins a darkly ironic tale of ambition, genius, and deception.
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
By Michael Fraryn
January 11 - February 11, 2018
A fascinating mystery: why did German physicist Werner Heisenberg visit his old mentor and Danish counterpart Niels Bohr in 1941 while their countries were at war? Perhaps the greatest play ever written about science, Michael Frayn's drama puts us in the heart of the greatest moral dilemma of the 20th century.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
March 15 - April 22, 2018
What happens when one ruler is exiled, his successor washed up on shore, and both must choose between conflict and reconciliation? In the great comic fable of his artistic maturity, Shakespeare explores how the choices we make lead to unexpected consequences.
Don't Dress for Dinner - a Philadelphia premiere by Marc Camoletti
Don't Dress for Dinner
By Marc Camoletti
May 24 - June 24, 2018
Bernard wants Suzanne, and his wife Jacqueline wants his best friend Robert. Suzette comes to cook them all dinner, and her husband George might have to set everybody straight in this wickedly funny comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti.
Student Matinees
Attention Educators: Student Matinees
Oct 2017 - Apr 2018
Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom! Bring your students to the Lantern for special weekday morning performances that will enrich your classroom curriculum. Your reservation includes discounted tickets, lesson plans, study guides, and post-show talkbacks with the cast.
Ticket Prices – 2017/18 Season Adults Seniors* Students*
Previews $26 $26 $15
Opening Night $45 $45 $45
Weekdays: Tuesdays - Fridays (week 1-3) $34 $30 $15
Weekends: Saturdays & Sundays (week 1-3) $39 $35 $15
Weekdays: Tuesdays - Fridays (week 4 or later) $38 $34 $15
Weekends: Saturdays & Sundays (week 4 or later) $43 $39 $15
Restricted View $20 $20 $15
*Valid ID required for full-time high school/college students and seniors 65+
Ticket Prices – Other
Groups of 10 or more Varies by performance
Student Rush and Other Discounts Varies by performance
Theater Industry Personnel $10 with proof of eligibility
Student Matinees $15 all seats

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  • Service Charges & Refunds/Cancellations: A service charge of $4.00 per ticket is added to all online and phone orders. All sales are final – no refunds or cancellations.
  • Seating and House Open: Seating for all productions is reserved. The house opens 30 minutes before showtime. For your safety and the safety of those around you, please comply with all instructions provided by house management.
  • Late Seating: Latecomers may be seated in the balcony at the discretion of house management, as space permits. Balcony seating is extremely limited, so please make every effort to arrive on time. Late seating is never guaranteed and refunds are not available 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. Please let us know how we may assist you.
  • Parking: Lantern single ticket buyers are entitled to a discount at the nearby LAZ Parking garage during specified hours only. Lantern subscribers enjoy an exclusive discount at Autopark at Jefferson during specified hours only.
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Pictured: Chris Anthony and Robert Lyons in Coriolanus (2017). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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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.

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