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Romeo and Juliet (2018)
Illumination Education Program

2022/23 Student Matinee Series

Welcome! We look forward to welcoming you and your students back for the 2022/23 season. Student audiences bring a unique energy and curiosity to live performances, and we know that attending great performances can powerfully shape students' relationship to curricular material and dramatic literature. Your reservation includes discounted tickets, lesson plans, study guides, and post-show talkbacks with the cast. For booking and other information, please contact Leah Brockman, Education & Artistic Associate, at lbrockman@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.



The Lifespan of a Fact

ABOUT THE PLAY
A famous writer, a magazine editor, and a lowly fact-checker walk into a bar disagree about the meaning of words, truth, and art. This play comedy pits the three against one another in a struggle to the death and chaos ensues. Based on the best-selling book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal – the real-life writer and fact-checker – The Lifespan of a Fact exposes shocking secrets explores meaningful questions about truth vs. art.

Best Enjoyed By
9th Grade and up

Relevant Class Subjects
Drama, English, Expository Writing, Journalism, Theater Arts

Expected Running Time
85 minutes (one act, no intermission)

Weekday Morning Matinees – at 10AM
Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2023 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Performance Venue
St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

How to Book Tickets for The Lifespan of a Fact
To inquire about group tickets, please submit an online inquiry. Questions? Please contact Leah Brockman, Education & Artistic Associate, at lbrockman@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.



Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in American Communities is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest ABOUT THE PLAY
Designed specifically for middle and high school audiences and featuring a company of Philadelphia actors, this production will bring the printed page to life, focusing on the clarity of action and language as well as the emotional power of the story. Beloved all over the world for the tragic romance of its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet is also the story of an enduring feud between the Capulet and Montague families – a conflict grown so deadly that it throws an entire city into turmoil. When Juliet and her Romeo rise above the old grudges, their love may heal the deep divisions in Verona... or bring the whole city crashing down.

Best Enjoyed By
8th Grade and up

Relevant Class Subjects
Classics, Drama, English, Language Arts, Theater Arts

Content Advisory
The play contains bawdy language and depictions of street violence and suicide. Our production will include the use of stage blood.

Expected Running Time
2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission

Weekday Morning Matinees – at 10AM
HURRY, SOME PERFORMANCES ALREADY SOLD OUT!
Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21, 2023
Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28, 2023
Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5, 2023

Performance Venue
The Theater at the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106

WATCH THE TRAILER
Our production of ROMEO AND JULIET is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Lantern Theater Company is one of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle and high schools and conduct related educational activities for students. This trailer of the Lantern's ROMEO AND JULIET was filmed in April 2018 in Philadelphia.
How to Book Tickets for Romeo and Juliet
To inquire about group tickets, please submit an online inquiry. Questions? Please contact Leah Brockman, Education & Artistic Associate, at lbrockman@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.



Twelfth Night

ABOUT THE PLAY
As Shakespeare's most fascinating comic heroine, Viola turns personal tragedy and loss into a life-changing experience for herself and those she comes to love. Yes, there will be a storm, twins, mistaken identities, and – above all – music, the food of love. Join us for an enchanting and poetic journey of discovery.

Best Enjoyed By
10th Grade and up

Relevant Class Subjects
Classics, Drama, English, Language Arts, Theater Arts

Content Advisory
Our production will include the use of swords, but no violence.

Expected Running Time
To be determined

Weekday Morning Matinees – at 10AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Friday, June 9, 2023 SOLD OUT!

Performance Venue
St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

How to Book Tickets for Twelfth Night
To inquire about group tickets, please submit an online inquiry. Questions? Please contact Leah Brockman, Education & Artistic Associate, at lbrockman@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.



Pricing and Booking Information for Student Matinee Performances

Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom.
Our award-winning Illumination education program engages local students in the world of theater and nurtures their artistic expression, reaching the Greater Philadelphia region through discount matinee performances, in-school residencies, and after school drama clubs. We look forward to working with you to create a unique theater experience for your students! To talk about your specific needs, please contact Leah Brockman at 215.829.9002 x106 or via email.
Pricing
Student tickets for weekday morning matinees are $15 each. One free teacher/chaperone ticket is provided for every 10 student tickets purchased.

Study Guides
Bring the show into the classroom with detailed guides that include play/playwright information, thought-provoking questions, and fun classroom activities. Lesson plans meet national and state standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Language Arts, and Theater Arts.

Q&A with the Cast
Learn about the making of each play! All students will be invited to ask questions during a post-show talk with the members of the cast.

Health and Safety
Public health guidance about Covid is subject to changing conditions, and we have not issued a mandatory policy for our 2022/23 season. If masks are required to attend a Lantern performance, we will supply them to visiting student groups.

Academic Group Discounts for Public Performances

Join us for any regularly-scheduled Mainstage performance and pay just $19 per ticket! This group discount is available for all middle school, high school, and university groups of 10 or more students. To inquire about group tickets, please submit an online inquiry. Questions? Please contact Leah Brockman, Education & Artistic Associate, at lbrockman@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.

Pictured: Melissa Rakiro in Romeo and Juliet (2018). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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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.

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