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.
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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.

"My students loved the performance and better understand Romeo and Juliet now because of coming to see the play."
–Talia Bisirri, English Teacher, Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, NJ

Lantern Theater Company has developed one of the largest and most robust arts education programs in the Philadelphia region. During the 2018/19 school year, we provided in-school residencies to 1,246 students in twelve local partner schools, and over 6,700 students and teachers attended a live performance of a Lantern play – including our production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, designed especially for students.

We need your help to continue this important work.

It takes considerable resources to train our talented teaching artists and send them into the English and Drama classrooms at our partner schools. Mounting a fully realized Lantern production of Romeo and Juliet is a significant undertaking. But it's all worth it when we hear the positive experiences from our residency students and their teachers, including this student from Academy of Palumbo in Philadelphia:

"The Lantern residency opened up a new way for me to understand the story and characters. I was able to understand how every line and every motion of the characters revealed something about their relationships and conflicts."

Free tickets for our residency schools are underwritten by generous donations from theater lovers like you. During the 2018/19 school year, nearly 800 students and teachers who participated in one of our Illumination residency programs attended a Lantern performance at no cost. We need your help to continue growing this valuable program.

Our goal is to raise $40,000 this fall in support of these education programs, and your gift is critical to our success. Education is a partnership, so letís work together to make this a great back-to-school season. Thank you for your support!

With appreciation,
Charles McMahon
Charles McMahon
Artistic Director

Every dollar makes a big difference. Join us!

Questions? Please contact Emily Wilson, Administrative Associate, at or 215.829.9002 x203. 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: Tyler Elliott and Melissa Rakiro in Romeo and Juliet (2018). 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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