Fall 2021 Digital Season
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
From La Peste by Albert Camus
Directed by Charles McMahon
STREAMING ON DEMAND
Now - November 7, 2021
"What a story... chilling and contemporary." –London Evening Standard
"An ingenious update of Camus' chilling fable... A compelling 90-minute experience." –The Guardian
Infection, quarantine, panic, and closed borders are invoked in this sharp adaptation of Camus' masterful novel La Peste, originally written following World War II to serve as a political warning to future generations about fascism. Bartlett's compelling drama is all the more startling for how contemporary and timeless the action plays out on the stage: "How would I react if the plague came for me?"
This American premiere production was filmed at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia in July 2021, with strict adherence to all CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines.
WATCH THE TRAILER
Kirk Wendell Brown as Grand • Peter DeLaurier as Jean Tarrou • J Hernandez as Raymond Rambert • Anthony Lawton as Dr. Rieux • Amanda Schoonover as Cottard
THE CREATIVE TEAM
James F. Pyne, Jr., Scenic Designer • Leigh Ivory Clark Paradise, Costume Designer • Shon Causer, Lighting Designer • Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer & Composer • Isabella Gill-Gomez, Associate Lighting Designer • Hannah Spear, Assistant Director • Rebecca Smith, Associate Producer
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.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.