Lantern Theater Company has been creating intimate and engaging theater in Philadelphia since 1994, creating over 120 productions by a wide range of contemporary and celebrated classic playwrights. Through our New Works Program, we are dedicated to developing and producing new plays – often new interpretations of classic literature. Recent world premieres include Me and the Devil by Steve H. Broadnax III and Charles Dumas, and an original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol by Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver – which returns to the Drake Theatre in December 2022..
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 acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape, and we pay respect to them as this region's original storytellers.