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COVID-19 and Othello Performance Updates



POSTED: March 16, 2020

Dear Friends of the Lantern,

Given the CDC's updated guidance to not hold public gatherings of 50 or more people over the next eight weeks, the Lantern will not resume public performances before May 10, 2020.

If you hold tickets to an upcoming performance of Othello, we continue to provide a variety of cost-free ticket exchange options. We encourage you to complete our handy Othello Ticket Request Form to share with us your preferences about the handling of your tickets.

We hope and intend to resume performances – and to welcome you back to our theater – as soon as advisable by public health officials.

Like our fellow performing arts organizations, the Lantern will be affected by lost ticket sales. Even in the best of times, ticket sales cover 45% of the Lantern's operating budget. To help us mitigate the serious financial impact that lost ticket sales will have on the Lantern, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible contribution.

On behalf of the Lantern's staff and artists, we thank you for your patience and your support during this challenging time.

Respectfully,
Charles McMahon
Charles McMahon
Artistic Director
Stacy Dutton
Stacy Dutton
Executive Director



POSTED: March 13, 2020

Dear Friends of the Lantern,

We remain committed to following the advice of city, state, and federal public health officials with regard to the COVID-19 crisis. With that in mind, it is with deep regret that we must announce the immediate suspension of Othello performances through Sunday, March 29, 2020. A decision about future performances will be forthcoming.

If you hold tickets to an upcoming performance of Othello, we continue to provide a variety of cost-free ticket exchange options. We encourage you to complete our handy Othello Ticket Request Form to share with us your preferences about the handling of your tickets.

The health and safety of all is our top priority. On behalf of the Lanternís staff and artists, we thank you for your patience and your support during this challenging time.

Respectfully,
Charles McMahon
Charles McMahon
Artistic Director
Stacy Dutton
Stacy Dutton
Executive Director



POSTED: March 11, 2020

Dear Friends of the Lantern,

For the past month, we have been preparing intensely for our production of Othello by William Shakespeare. We have scheduled 44 public performances and seven student matinees during the course of the March/April 2020 run. On the eve of our final dress rehearsal, we are excited to see this production come together so beautifully, and we are eager to share it with you.

You are no doubt following the COVID-19 news as closely as we are, and you have probably already formed questions about your own personal, professional, social, and cultural activities in light of this news. One of those questions may be about your upcoming tickets to the Lantern. At the present, we are proceeding with our scheduled performances. We are committed to following the advice of public health officials in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, and any changes to our performance schedule will reflect public health policy guidance in our state and municipality.

The current advice from the City's Health Department is that "Philadelphians consider not attending public gatherings with more than 5,000 expected attendees. This recommendation is particularly important for people who have chronic health conditions or are elderly." If the City changes this recommendation to include gatherings of 150 or fewer, the Lantern will comply and we will immediately notify our patrons by phone and email.

We are also following the Commonwealth's guidance for businesses and non-profit organizations regarding employee training and cleaning of our theater venue.

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, we have liberalized our ticket exchange policies, including waiving all exchange fees during Othello. We welcome the opportunity to serve your needs, and our staff will be available at 215.829.0395 during regular Box Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM. Please note that we may be unavailable to answer your calls in the 60 minutes prior to a performance, so please feel free to leave a voicemail message – or submit our handy ticket request form.

Like our fellow performing arts organizations, the Lantern will be affected by lost ticket sales even if there are no cancelled performances. Even in the best of times, ticket sales cover 45% of the Lantern's operating budget. We depend on your donations for the majority of our operating budget. We invite you to consider a special contribution to help us mitigate the adverse impact on your theater company by supporting the Lantern at this time.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain period.

With appreciation,
Charles McMahon
Charles McMahon
Artistic Director
Stacy Dutton
Stacy Dutton
Executive Director



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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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