By Noël Coward
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
December 8, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Lantern Theater Company celebrates the holiday season with a sophisticated, sexy, and sparkling production of Noël Coward's dazzling comedic masterpiece. Amanda and Elyot, once a glamorous and tempestuous couple, haven't seen each other since their divorce five years ago. When they meet by chance on a hotel balcony, their passion reignites – even though they are on their honeymoons with other people!
"Maybe the current Broadway revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives wouldn't be ending so quickly if it had the same tone and pizzazz as the Private Lives that opened Wednesday in a production by Lantern Theater Company." –Philadelphia Inquirer more
"An impressive production!" –KYW Newsradio more
"An unforgettable theater experience." –Broad Street Review more
"The Lantern's Private Lives moves effortlessly between biting wit and actual biting. There's lots of style and spirit to go around." –Talkin' Broadway more
"Simply charming!" –BroadwayWorld.com more
"Cutting jibes and captivating costumes transport the audience to an alluringly scandalous era, where laughter (and brandy) are never in short supply." –Uwishunu more
"Smart and very funny!" –Philadelphia Weekly
"An impeccable cast, chic scenic designs, and exquisite costumes set the period tone for [the] Lantern's fast-paced production, transporting the audience to an escapist world of fashionable insouciance enjoyed by the privileged class." –STAGE Magazine
Photos by Mark Garvin
Header Photo: Geneviêve 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.