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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011)
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Welcome to our 2015/16 Season

Our 2015/16 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.

Photograph 51
Photograph 51
By Anna Zeigler
Now - Oct 18
London, 1953. The race is on among the world's leading scientists to unlock the secret of life itself: the DNA molecule. Then Rosalind Franklin, the one woman in this crowded field of male scientists, makes a breakthrough.
Women in Science/Science Onstage
Women in Science/
Science Onstage

Sat Sep 19
This day-long event presented in partnership with Chemical Heritage Foundation celebrates Photograph 51 and women scientists with a science fair, interactive exhibits and discussions, games and debates, lunch, and more.
In Conversation Series
In Conversation Series
Oct 5, Feb 1, Apr 4, Jun 20
Dig into the themes of our plays with fascinating discussions featuring Lantern artists, scholars, and special guests.
Underneath the Lintel
Underneath the Lintel
By Glen Berger
Nov 5 - Dec 6
In this new production of the Lantern's 2003 gem, Peter DeLaurier recreates his Barrymore Award-winning role of The Librarian, which The Philadelphia Inquirer called a "masterly performance."
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Oscar Wilde: From the Depths
Oscar Wilde:From the Depths
By Charles McMahon
Jan 14 - Feb 14
Written by Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon, this world premiere play pries open the imagination of Oscar Wilde, the most original and artistic mind of his generation.
As You Like It
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Mar 10 - Apr 17
This is the story of Rosalind Shakespeare's most charismatic and irresistible heroine in a wondrous comedy that celebrates redemption, family, and the liberating power of love.
By Naomi Iizuka
May 26 - Jun 26
This mystery unfolds in a series of 36 scenes that expertly weave Eastern artistic traditions and Western theatrical conventions, revealing surprising perspectives on the worlds of art, commerce, and desire.

Ticket Prices – Mainstage Adults Seniors* Students*
Previews $24 $24 $24
Opening Night $56 $56 $56
Weekdays: Tuesdays - Fridays $34 $30 $15
Weekends: Saturdays & Sundays $39 $35 $15
*Valid ID required for full-time high school/college students and seniors 65+
Ticket Prices – Other
Women in Science/Science Onstage
A day-long event presented in partnership
with Chemical Heritage Foundation
Event+Lunch: $35
Event+Lunch+Show: $60
In Conversation Series
Subscribe to the four-part series for just $48
and save 30% off regular ticket prices!
$15 Adults
$12 Subscribers
Student Discounts Varies by performance
Groups of 10 or more Varies by performance

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  • Seating: All seating is reserved. Order online to select your favorite available seat!
  • 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: 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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