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.
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Announcing the 2020/21 season: Great stories, great writers, great language.
RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS: want to keep your current 5-Play Fixed Series and seats?

Renew your SAME SERIES for the full 2020/21 season before the final JUNE 1 renewal deadline and you will be guaranteed your same great seats for all five plays.
RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS: want to renew into a different 5-play series, reuqest different seats, or add seats?

Renew your subscription before the final JUNE 1 renewal deadline, and your request will be priority processed following the renewal period by order of date received. Please specify any seating preferences in the COMMENTS field on your order; your current seats will be released.
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Order now, and all requests for specific performances/seats will be priority processed by date received during Subscriber Appreciation Weeks in July – before tickets go on sale to the general public. Please specify any preferences in the COMMENTS field on your order.
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Welcome! Seating for new subscribers begins in mid-June and will be fulfilled in order of date received, so order NOW for the best available seats.

Welcome to the all-new 2020/21 Season.

Lantern subscribers are the heart of our audience, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the theater this fall.

Renew or become a new subscriber today, and join us a season of great savings, great benefits, and great theater. For a limited time only, we'll throw in one FREE FriendPass for each subscription you order, giving you the opportunity to share your Lantern experience with family and friends.

RESCHEDULED FROM SPRING 2020
OTHELLO
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
September 3 - October 11, 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. Following its single preview performance in March 2020 – and a rousing standing ovation and overwhelming feedback by those in attendance – we knew we had to make every possible effort to share this moving production with you. We are so excited for Philadelphia to experience this timeless story of love, pride, jealousy, and betrayal.

NEW DATES
TRAVESTIES
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Charles McMahon
October 29 - December 6, 2020

Zurich, 1917. In Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece, obscure British diplomat Henry Carr and Dadaist Tristan Tzara are in love with Cecily and Gwendolyn, who are both in love with someone named Jack. Carr stages a production of The Importance of Being Earnest with James Joyce, and the action gets heated when Vladimir Lenin bursts onto the scene. Soon everyone in neutral Switzerland is at war over the question, "What does it mean to be an artist and a revolutionary?"

NOVECENTO
By Alessandro Baricco
Translated by Michael Golding
Directed by M. Craig Getting
January 14 - February 14, 2021

Philadelphia legend Frank X brings to life jazz trumpeter Tim Tooney, who tells the strange story of his friend and bandmate Novecento. Born on a luxury ocean liner on the first day of the 20th century, Novecento became the greatest jazz pianist in the world without ever setting foot on dry land. Jazz, identity, and rootlessness drive this classic storytelling experience.

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
By Robert Bolt
Directed by Peter DeLaurier
March 11 - April 18, 2021

When Henry VIII puts aside Queen Catherine, he fears opposition from his own Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, even more than from the Pope. A man of principle and politics, More tries to thread a vanishingly small needle to uphold his principles and to keep his head. Bolt's searing drama forces us to confront what we too might bear – or not – to keep clear our conscience.

NEW DATES
FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
Philadelphia Premiere
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Amina Robinson
May 20 - June 20, 2020

Undine has it all – success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind. In this satirical comedy by Lynn Nottage, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner asks Undine – and all of us – whether you can really ever go home again.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY ADD-ON PRODUCTION
CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton
In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver
December 4 - 27, 2020

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 Philadelphia holiday tradition. All performances of this special holiday production will take place in the fully-accessible Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street in Center City Philadelphia. Renew or become a new subscriber today and take advantage of our pre-sale opportunity for subscribers only: just $20 for all seats!


Why subscribe?

Join us for a season of great theater, great seats, great savings, and great benefits!

  • Save up to 25% on the best seats in the house
  • Easy ticket exchange privileges
  • Parking discounts
  • Dining discounts discounts
  • Ticket discounts
  • One FREE FriendPass for each subscription you order, for a limited time only
  • And so much more!
5-Play Fixed Series & Flex Packages – 2020/21 Season
Dates, Times, and Pricing

 Series Day & Time
 INCLUDES NEW DATES
 Adult  Senior
Senior discount available for age 65+
  Preview Thursday 7PM (P) 9/3 10/29 1/14 3/11 5/20 $105 $105
  Preview Friday 8PM (P) 9/4 10/30 1/15 3/12 5/21 $105 $105
  Preview Saturday 8PM (P) 9/5 10/31 1/16 3/13 5/22 $105 $105
  Preview Sunday 2PM (P) 9/6 11/1 1/17 3/14 5/23 $105 $105
  Preview Tuesday 6:30PM (P) 9/8 11/3 1/19 3/16 5/25 $105 $105
  Opening Wednesday 7PM (O) 9/9 11/4 1/20 3/17 5/26 $200 $200
  Week 1 Thursday 7PM 9/10 11/5 1/21 3/18 5/27 $140 $130
  Week 1 Friday 8PM 9/11 11/6 1/22 3/19 5/28 $140 $130
  Week 1 Saturday 2PM 9/12 11/7 1/23 3/20 5/29 $160 $150
  Week 1 Saturday 8PM 9/12 11/7 1/23 3/20 5/29 $160 $150
  Week 1 Sunday 2PM (AIC) 9/13 11/8 1/24 3/21 5/30 $160 $150
  Week 2 Tuesday 6:30PM 9/15 11/10 1/26 3/23 6/1 $140 $130
  Week 2 Wednesday 2PM (AIC) 9/16 11/11 1/27 3/24 6/2 $140 $130
  Week 2 Wednesday 7PM 9/16 11/11 1/27 3/24 6/2 $140 $130
  Week 2 Thursday 7PM 9/17 11/12 1/28 3/25 6/3 $140 $130
  Week 2 Friday 8PM (Pub) 9/18 11/13 1/29 3/26 6/4 $140 $130
  Week 2 Saturday 2PM 9/19 11/14 1/30 3/27 6/5 $160 $150
  Week 2 Saturday 8PM 9/19 11/14 1/30 3/27 6/5 $160 $150
  Week 2 Sunday 2PM (AIC) 9/20 11/15 1/31 3/28 6/6 $160 $150
  Week 3 Tuesday 6:30PM 9/22 11/17 2/2 3/30 6/8 $140 $130
  Week 3 Wednesday 2PM (AIC) 9/23 11/18 2/3 3/31 6/9 $140 $130
  Week 3 Wednesday 7PM 9/23 11/18 2/3 3/31 6/9 $140 $130
  Week 3 Thursday 7PM 9/24 11/19 2/4 4/1 6/10 $140 $130
  Week 3 Friday 8PM 9/25 11/20 2/5 4/2 6/11 $140 $130
  Week 3 Saturday 2PM 9/26 11/21 2/6 4/3 6/12 $160 $150
  Week 3 Saturday 8PM 9/26 11/21 2/6 4/3 6/12 $160 $150
  Week 3 Sunday 2PM 9/27 11/22 2/7 4/4 6/13 $160 $150
  Week 4 Wednesday 2PM  NEW! 9/30 11/25 2/10 4/7 6/16 $140 $130
  Week 4 Wednesday 7PM  NEW! 9/30 11/25 2/10 4/7 6/16 $140 $130
  Week 4 Thursday 7PM  NEW! 10/1 *11/19 2/11 4/8 6/17 $140 $130
  Week 4 Friday 8PM  NEW! 10/2 11/27 2/12 4/9 6/18 $140 $130
  Week 4 Saturday 2PM  NEW! 10/3 11/28 2/13 4/10 6/19 $160 $150
  Week 4 Saturday 8PM  NEW! 10/3 11/28 2/13 4/10 6/19 $160 $150
  Week 4 Sunday 2PM  NEW! 10/4 11/29 2/14 4/11 6/20 $160 $150
  5-Pass Flex Package Create your own season! You'll receive FIVE flex passes to use in any combination throughout the 2020/21 season, including all five mainstage plays and our holiday production of A Christmas Carol. $200 $180
  4-Pass Flex Package Create your own season! You'll receive FOUR flex passes to use in any combination throughout the 2020/21 season, including all five mainstage plays and our holiday production of A Christmas Carol. $160 $144
* Moved to 12/3 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.

Single tickets go on sale Tuesday 8/4 at noon.
Program, pricing, schedule, and artists are subject to change.

Pictured: Geneviève Perrier in The Vertical Hour (2020). 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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