Welcome to Lantern Anywhere, our new series of virtual artistic programming to enlighten and entertain you during this difficult time when we cannot come together in our theater.
Designed to bring the Lantern into your home, or at least to your laptop or mobile device, we hope that sharing these artistic adventures will bring you some solace and pleasure now when it is needed most. These programs also create opportunities for our theater artists to earn income and practice their craft while theaters across our city – and the world – are closed.
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A new virtual play reading series
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Directed by M. Craig Getting
Friday, May 22 at 7:30PM
An ambitious young nobody from the provinces arrives in London, dreaming of success in the theater. In his first play, Shakespeare treats us to a number of the themes and devices that he developed to great effect: a cross-dressing heroine and two interwoven pairs of fickle lovers. But unique to this comic gem is the greatest role written for a dog in his entire oeuvre: Crab.
Missed the live reading or just want to watch it again? Watch the recording here, available for FOUR DAYS ONLY!
Reading and post-show discussion recorded May 22, 2020
Meet the Cast: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Production Team: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Rebecca Smith*, Stage Manager • Thom Weaver, Set and Lights • Natalia de la Torre, Costumes • Christopher Colucci, Sound and Music • Meghan Winch, Dramaturg • Hannah Spear, Zoom Host
*Member of Actors' Equity Association. We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers' Unions – Actors' Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, SAG-AFTRA – through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear in this program.
Shakespeare NOW Archives
Explore the world of Shakespearean poetry
Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon is collaborating with some of your favorite Philadelphia actors to read Shakespeare's sonnets, and to demonstrate how directors and actors work together to bring meaning and clarity to poetry and dialogue. These short videos will help you enjoy these beautiful poems in fresh new ways.
"Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed." –Sonnet 27
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" –Sonnet 18
We'll share additional sonnets throughout the spring and summer.
Go backstage with this expansion of our Lantern Searchlight Blog
Explore the world of our directors and designers with brief articles and video montages focused on music, scenic, and costume elements from past and future Lantern productions. We will also regularly post dramaturgical articles that provide insights about the plays featured in our Shakespeare NOW series.
Lantern Theater Company presents SEARCHLIGHT
Delve into the world of our plays with Lantern Searchlight.
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.