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Romeo & Juliet (2018)
Illumination Education Program

2021/22 Student Matinee Series

Welcome! We look forward to safely welcoming you and your students back to our theater for the 2021/22 season. We have sorely missed the energy that student audiences bring to live performances, and we know that a strong production can powerfully shape students' relationship to curricular material. Your reservation includes discounted tickets, lesson plans, study guides, and post-show talkbacks with the cast. For booking and other information, please contact Hannah Spear, Artistic Associate, at hspear@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.


Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton
In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver

ABOUT THE PLAY
In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton tells the story with drama and frankness, in a manner Dickens himself would recognize from his dramatic readings during his own lifetime. Lawton's compelling solo performance brings each character to life in a masterful combination of literature, theater, and film. Join us and rediscover Dickens' timeless story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation.

Best Enjoyed By
4th Grade and up

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

Student Morning Matinees – at 10:30AM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Performance Venue
The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Booking Tickets for A Christmas Carol
For more information or to inquire about group tickets, please contact Hannah Spear, Artistic Associate, at hspear@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.


A Man for All Season
By Robert Bolt • Directed by Peter DeLaurier

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: About the Play
When Henry VIII puts aside Queen Catherine, he fears opposition from Sir Thomas More, his own Lord Chancellor, 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. Robert Bolt's searing drama forces us to confront what we too might bear – or not – to keep clear our conscience.

Best Enjoyed By
7th Grade and up

Student Matinee Performances – at 10AM
Monday, February 28, 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Friday, March 4, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Performance Venue
Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Booking Tickets for A Man for All Seasons
For more information or to inquire about group tickets, please contact Hannah Spear, Artistic Associate, at hspear@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.


Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare • Directed by Carly L. Bodnar


ROMEO AND JULIET: About the Play
Designed specifically for 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
English, Language Arts, Theater Arts, Classics

Shakespeare in American Communities is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest Student Matinee Performances – DAILY AT 10AM
Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22, 2022
Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29, 2022
Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6, 2022

Performance Venue
The Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Our production of ROMEO & 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.

Booking Tickets for Romeo & Juliet
For more information or to inquire about group tickets, please contact Hannah Spear, Artistic Associate, at hspear@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 Hannah Spear, Artistic Associate, 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
Carry 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.

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, or university groups of 10 or more students. For more information, please contact Hannah Spear, Artistic Associate, at hspear@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x106.

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Pictured: Melissa Rakiro in Romeo & 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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