Lantern Theater Company
Announcing our 2024/25 Season!
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Welcome to our 2024/25 Season!
2024/25 SEASON: The Plays

THE WANDERERS • Philadelphia Premiere • by Anna Ziegler • directed by Jesse Bernstein • September 5 - October 6, 2024
Two couples – Esther and Schmuli, Abe and Sophie – seem destined for each other, but are torn apart by their conflicting sense of obligation and independence. From the writer of Lantern hits Photograph 51 and The Last Match comes this moving exploration of estrangement and the great human yearning for connection, told with keen humor and deep empathy for these flawed and fascinating characters.

AMERICAN MOOR • Philadelphia Premiere • by Keith Hamilton Cobb • directed by Kash Goins • November 7 - December 8, 2024
An actor auditions for the title role in Othello. From this simple scenario springs a rich and penetrating exploration of Shakespeare in a story told with wit, passion, and linguistic brilliance. The conflicting views of the actor and the director shine a revealing light on race and art in modern America, and bring a refreshing new perspective on the enduring power of Shakespeare's work.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING • by William Shakespeare • directed by Charles McMahon • February 13 - March 16, 2025
Beatrice and Benedick hardly seem like a couple to be placed at the center of a classic romantic comedy. Well past the age of youthful infatuation, they would rather duel with wits and mock the coup de foudre of the young lovers Claudio and Hero. But Venus will not be denied. Through a dizzying web of misdirection and deceits both malign and benign, Beatrice's and Benedick's steadfast refusal to love is put to the acid test. Will they go on with their merry single lives or fall in love despite themselves?

THE 39 STEPS • riotously adapted by Patrick Barlow • from the novel by John Buchan • and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock • directed by Charles McMahon • May 15 - June 15, 2025
A spy thriller or a rollicking comedy? Why not both? We travel from London to the Scottish Highlands and back again in this absurdist play about a social dandy trying to thwart the theft of state military secrets. Winner of the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2008 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, this riotous adaptation of The 39 Steps was inspired by John Buchan's 1915 adventure novel and Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film and continues to delight audiences today.
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2024/25 SEASON: Subscription Options
No price increase! Subscribe now and pay 2023 subscription prices.

4-Play Fixed Series Discount Subscriber Pricing
Subscribe now for as little $28 per play and get VIP access to the best available seats in the house for our 2024/25 season productions of The Wanderers, American Moor, Much Ado About Nothing, and The 39 Steps – and pay NO FEES when you order by July 8!

Renewing subscriber? The extended renewal period ended May 8, 2024, but it's not too late! Order now to guarantee priority seating.

Previews: $148 $112
Opening: $208 $160
Matinees: $188 $144
Wed/Fri eve: $168 $128
Thurs/Sat eve: $176 $136
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Flex Packages Special Subscriber Pricing
Our most flexible subscription option is perfect for unpredictable schedules – or if you simply prefer to create your own theater experience! Pay one low price and get FOUR FlexPasses to use in any combination throughout our 2024/25 season. 4-Pass Package:
$208 $176
QUESTIONS? Please contact our Box Office Team at or 215.829.0395.
Subscribers get exclusive access to money-saving perks throughout the 2024/25 season.

  • A full season of world-class theater, created for you here in Philadelphia.
  • The BEST prices. We have not increased subscription prices for the 2024/25 season, so you will save more than 20% off regular box office prices.
  • The BEST seats. Get first pick of the best available seats in the house now, and first chance at seating upgrades when you renew in future seasons – before tickets go on sale to the general public. (4-Play Fixed Series only.)
  • FREE and unlimited ticket exchanges within your same series up to 24 hours before showtime. Pay only the price difference when you exchange into a more expensive performance.
  • Dining discounts at select neighborhood restaurants.
  • Unlimited additional tickets at a $5 discount plus NO fees.
  • One FREE FriendPass for each subscription you order to share with family and friends, available for a limited time only.
  • An invitation to our FREE 2024/25 Season Kickoff Event in September 2024 with Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon and special guests.
  • Plus, order by July 8 and pay NO FEES!
Program, schedule, pricing, and artists are subject to change.

Pictured: Hillary Parker and Brett Ashley Robinson in Crumbs from the Table of Joy (2023). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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