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." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"An impressive production!" –KYW Newsradio
"An unforgettable theater experience." –Broad Street Review
"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
"Simply charming!" –BroadwayWorld.com
"Cutting jibes and captivating costumes transport the audience to an alluringly scandalous era, where laughter (and brandy) are never in short supply." –Uwishunu
"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
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.