Lantern Theater Company: 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.
2019/20 season: explore our 26th anniversary season!
Measure for Measure (2019)
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Your support is crucial to our mission of producing world-class theater while serving the Philadelphia community with our award-winning education programs.

What an exciting 25th anniversary season! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Our 2018/19 mainstage plays were challenging and rewarding for our theater artists and for YOU, our audiences: the complexity of Tom Stoppard's Hapgood, the physicality and poetry of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, the bittersweet drama of Betrayal by Harold Pinter, the audacious modernity of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and the world premiere of Minors, a compelling new work of musical theater created by local artists Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz and commissioned by the Lantern.
"The Lantern's production of Hapgood, directed by Peter DeLaurier, rises to the challenge of this enormously and gleefully complicated spy story... it's an enormously entertaining evening and launches what promises to be a brave season of five heady shows at the Lantern." –Phindie

"Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare's 'problem plays,' troubling directors and scholars for four centuries, and each production, each reader, each audience arrives at its own interpretation. Director Charles McMahon has found one solution, and it's brilliant. Problem solved." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

Minors is "relatable and impactful... In an age where every movie that you haven't thought about in a decade is being made into a musical, it's refreshing and welcoming to see that artists are still willing to take risks on uncommon material." –Philly Life & Culture

These bold and ambitious artistic risks will continue with our upcoming 2019/20 season, which begins in September. Your tax-deductible donation provides vital support for core Lantern activities, on stage and in local classrooms. We can't do it without YOU!

With appreciation,
Charles McMahon
Charles McMahon
Artistic Director

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Questions? Please contact Stacy Maria Dutton, Executive Director, at or 215.829.9002 x101. Thank you for supporting the Lantern!

GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant Lantern Theater Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is 23-2798692. Donations to Lantern Theater Company are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of Lantern Theater Company may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Pictured: Claire Inie-Richards and Ben Dibble in Measure for Measure (2019). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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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.

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