Lantern Theater Company: 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.
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2019/20 season: explore our 26th anniversary season!
Betrayal (2019)
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Announcing the 2019/20 season: Great stories, great writers, great language. 'These plays are stories of the lifelong passions that drive us: passion for power, for truth, for excellence, for love. Shakespeare, Molière, and Bertolt Brecht give us timeless tales of love, ambition, and deception, and the damage we do to each other in their pursuit. We are also proud to bring the important modern voices of Anna Zeigler and David Hare back to Philadelphia for two local premieres, and a season of great plays for interesting times. Join us.' -Charles McMahon, Artistic Director
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Subscriber Appreciation Weeks
Take advantage of this special opportunity to redeem flex passes, request subscriber ticket exchanges, and purchase discount guest tickets – before tickets go on sale to the general public. Subscriber Appreciation Weeks are Monday 7/29 through Friday 8/9.

Welcome to our 2019/20 Season

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
By Bertolt Brecht
Translation by Ralph Manheim
Directed by Charles McMahon
September 5 - October 13, 2019

A shady businessman turns to politics, using gangster instincts to grab and hold power. He rapidly learns how to sway a crowd using fear and false promises. Will the people reject his appeal or succumb to his demands? In the midst of a world war, Bertolt Brecht brought forth this brilliant drama that remains an insightful parable for our time.

THE LAST MATCH
Philadelphia Premiere
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by M. Craig Getting
November 7 - December 15, 2019

What does it take to become a champion and how is an athlete's character and mettle tested on that journey? From the playwright of Photograph 51 comes this funny and moving drama about an American tennis star, the Russian player aiming to topple him, and the women in their lives who may hold the key to becoming the best in the world.

THE VERTICAL HOUR
Philadelphia Premiere
By David Hare
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
January 9 - February 16, 2020

A brilliant and charismatic American war correspondent-turned-professor is set to marry into an accomplished British family. But is she too much of a renegade to fit in? Renowned British playwright David Hare lays bare the shifting alliances of a family trying to come together and the past secrets that may keep them apart.

OTHELLO
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
March 12 - April 19, 2020

Othello is the ultimate outsider but he inspires the love of a daughter of Venice's elite. Their marriage enrages everyone close to them – none more so than Iago, one of Shakespeare's most dangerous villains. Racism, pride, jealousy, and betrayal collide in this timeless tragedy.

THE MISANTHROPE
A World Premiere Adaptation by Peter DeLaurier
From the play by Molière
Directed by Claire Moyer
May 21 - June 28, 2020

When everyone loves the wrong person, hearts are going to get broken and polite society upended. Molière's classic comedy of manners satirizes idealists, cynics, lovers, and influencers equally. Reimagined in modern-day Washington, DC, this world premiere adaptation by revered Philadelphia theater artist Peter DeLaurier will enthrall contemporary audiences with a new take on a great work.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRODUCTION – NEW PERFORMANCES ADDED!
CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton
In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver
December 6 - 29, 2019

In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life as only live theater can. Come rediscover Dickens' timeless story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Back by popular demand, this heartwarming adaptation captured the hearts of theater critics and audiences alike, inspiring a new holiday tradition for the entire family. Renew or become a new subscriber today and take advantage of a subscriber-only presale opportunity: just $24 for all seats for a limited time only.

Single tickets go on sale in August.
Program, pricing, schedule, and artists are subject to change.

5-Play Series & Flex Packs – 2019/20 Season
Dates, Times, and Pricing

Join us for a season of great theater, great seats, great savings, and great benefits. Subscribe now and save up to 25% off regular ticket prices!

 Series Day & Time Adult Senior
Senior discount available for age 65+
  5-Pass Flex Pack Create your own season! You'll receive FIVE flex passes to use in any combination throughout the 2019/20 season. $200 $180
  4-Pass Flex Pack Create your own season! You'll receive FOUR flex passes to use in any combination throughout the 2019/20 season. $160 $144
  Preview Thursday 7PM 9/5 11/8 1/9 3/12 5/21 $105 $105
  Preview Friday 8PM 9/6 11/8 1/10 3/13 5/22 $105 $105
  Preview Saturday 8PM 9/7 11/9 1/11 3/14 5/23 $105 $105
  Preview Sunday 2PM 9/8 11/10 1/12 3/15 5/24 SOLD OUT
  Preview Tuesday 6:30PM 9/10 11/12 1/14 3/17 5/26 $105 $105
  Opening Wednesday 7PM 9/11 11/13 1/15 3/18 5/27 $200 $200
  Week 1 Thursday 7PM 9/12 11/14 1/16 3/19 5/28 $140 $130
  Week 1 Friday 8PM 9/13 11/15 1/17 3/20 5/29 $140 $130
  Week 1 Saturday 2PM 9/14 11/16 1/18 3/21 5/30 $160 $150
  Week 1 Saturday 8PM 9/14 11/16 1/18 3/21 5/30 $160 $150
  Week 1 Sunday 2PM (AIC) 9/15 11/17 1/19 3/22 5/31 $160 $150
  Week 2 Tuesday 6:30PM 9/17 11/19 1/21 3/24 6/2 $140 $130
  Week 2 Wednesday 2PM (AIC) 9/18 11/20 1/22 3/25 6/3 SOLD OUT
  Week 2 Wednesday 7PM 9/18 11/20 1/22 3/25 6/3 SOLD OUT
  Week 2 Thursday 7PM 9/19 11/21 1/23 3/26 6/4 $140 $130
  Week 2 Friday 8PM 9/20 11/22 1/24 3/27 6/5 $140 $130
  Week 2 Saturday 2PM 9/21 11/23 1/25 3/28 6/6 $160 $150
  Week 2 Saturday 8PM 9/21 11/23 1/25 3/28 6/6 $160 $150
  Week 2 Sunday 2PM (AIC) 9/22 11/24 1/26 3/29 6/7 $160 $150
  Week 3 Tuesday 6:30PM 9/24 11/26 1/28 3/31 6/9 $140 $130
  Week 3 Wednesday 2PM (AIC) 9/25 11/27 1/29 4/1 6/10 $140 $130
  Week 3 Wednesday 7PM 9/25 11/27 1/29 4/1 6/10 $140 $130
  Week 3 Thursday 7PM 9/25 12/5* 1/30 4/2 6/11 $140 $130
  Week 3 Friday 8PM 9/27 11/29 1/31 4/3 6/12 $140 $130
  Week 3 Saturday 2PM 9/28 11/30 2/1 4/4 6/13 $160 $150
  Week 3 Saturday 8PM 9/28 11/30 2/1 4/4 6/13 $160 $150
  Week 3 Sunday 2PM 9/29 12/1 2/2 4/5 6/14 $160 $150
* Moved to 12/5 due to Thanksgiving

(P) Previews – See theater at the lowest prices and experience the excitement of a show in process before it officially opens. First Thursday through Tuesday of each production's run.

(O) Opening Nights – Mingle with the artists at post-show parties featuring complimentary wine, beer, and delicious light fare, plus free and unlimited ticket exchanges with no upgrade charges.

(AIC) Artists in Conversation – This post-show discussion series offers an opportunity to talk with the artists involved with each production. Conversation immediately follows performance.
Why Subscribe? Lantern subscribers get the BEST seats at the BEST prices.

In addition to a great season of world-class theater created right here in Philadelphia, Lantern subscribers enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • The BEST prices! Subscribers save up to 25% off regular prices and pay only a one-time handling fee.
  • The BEST seats! Keep your same great seats or get first priority on any seating requests – before tickets go on sale to the general public.
  • An invitation to our 2019/20 Season Kickoff Event on Saturday, September 7 with Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon and other special guests.
  • Free and unlimited ticket exchanges within your same series. Pay only the price difference when you exchange into a more expensive series.
  • Parking discounts at two nearby garages, including an exclusive subscriber discount across the street at Autopark at Jefferson.
  • Dining discounts at select neighborhood restaurants.
  • Unlimited additional tickets at a $5 discount with no service charges, to share with friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Exclusive subscriber discounts for A Christmas Carol, Lantern Theater School classes, and much more.

Pictured: Geneviève Perrier in Betrayal (2019). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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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.

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