The Breath of Life
By David Hare
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
February 4 - 28, 2010
The Lantern follows up our Barrymore Award-winning production of Skylight with another modern masterpiece by one of Britain's most influential playwrights. Frances, a successful author, takes the late ferry to a remote cottage on the Isle of Wight to find Madeleine, a retired curator, near-recluse...and her ex-husband's mistress. Frances is chasing a story – the same story Madeleine might be running from. Eavesdrop on two witty, sexy women of a certain age as the night unfolds its secrets and they discover a shared past.
"See it for the engrossing dialogue. See it for the subtle acting. See it for this small company's courage in choosing it. See it for 'revenge' on all the crass, shallow stuff we're drowning in every day." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Check out The Breath of Life for a witty and haunting treatise on an increasingly common stage of life... simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring." –Uwishunu
"A physically scrumptious production." –Philadelphia City Paper
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.