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2018/19 Season

Hapgood
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Peter DeLaurier
September 6 - October 14, 2018

A brilliant woman fights to keep her place in a profession dominated by men. With Tom Stoppard's characteristic wit and verve, Russian espionage collides with particle physics in this mesmerizing journey through a wildly complex counterintelligence operation – and absolutely nothing is what it appears to be.

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The Cast (in order of appearance)

Kirk Wendell Brown
Kirk Wendell Brown
Wates
Adam Phelan
Adam Phelan
Russian
Damon Bonetti
Damon Bonetti
Ridley
William Zielinski
William Zielinski
Kerner
David Pica
David Pica
Merryweather
McKenna Kerrigan
McKenna Kerrigan
Elizabeth Hapgood
Christopher Patrick Mullen
Christopher Patrick Mullen
Blair
Charles LaMonaca (at select performances)
Charles LaMonaca
Joe (select performances)
Will Zielinski (at select performances)
Will Zielinski
Joe (select performances)
Trevor William Fayle
Trevor William Fayle
Maggs

The Creative Team

Nick Embree, Scenic Designer  •  Natalia de la Torre, Costume Designer  •  Lily Fossner, Lighting Designer  •  Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer and Original Music  •  Shaelyn Weatherup, Props Master  •  Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager  •  Janet Embree, Production Manager
News & Reviews

"Lantern Theater [Company]'s production, directed by Peter DeLaurier, rises to the challenge of this enormously and gleefully complicated spy story... an enormously entertaining evening and launches what promises to be a brave season of five heady shows at the Lantern." –Phindie  more

"There is something magical about the way Tom Stoppard uses scientific concepts to reveal the nature of human emotion. This Hapgood will certainly keep you guessing and leave you with a lot to think about." –Talkin' Broadway  more

"The principal delight of the Lantern's staging is in the thrust and parry of Stoppard's vivid, imperfect, preternaturally articulate characters, of whose loyalties we're never entirely sure." –Philadelphia Inquirer

"There will be reversals and ironies. There will be twins and identity confusions. There will be physics." –Philadelphia Magazine

"Sly, occasionally amusing, often touching, sometimes disturbing, occasionally opaque, and there is a gruesome murder. It is great theater, and you will be the richer for having seen it." –Philly Gay Calendar

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Header Photo: Geneviêve 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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