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April 10, 2014

The Lantern Theater Company’s Philadelphia Premiere Of Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver Opens At St. Stephen Theater, Thursday, April 10

A Philadelphia premiere, The Train Driver, an impassioned drama by acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard, comes to Lantern Theater Company , starting Thursday, April 10. Exploring the depths of despair and redemption, the drama’s storyline is primarily propelled by the character of Roelf, a working-class South African train driver who is wracked by guilt [...]

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February 6, 2014

Tonight Picks: PAFA After Dark Peep Show 2.0, Valentine’s Day Shopping And Extended Happy Hour On Fabric Row, Free Whiskey Samples At The Trestle Inn And More

Following an evening of great news for Philadelphia — Chef Nicholas Elmi of Laurel BYOB in East Passyunk was crowned the winner of season 11 of Top Chef last night — it’s time to celebrate. The city is abuzz with events of all sort — after-hours museum soirees, Valentine’s Day shopping opportunities, drink specials, movie nights [...]

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February 6, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Puts A Japanese Twist To Shakespeare’s Great Political Thriller, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Starting February 6

The original political thriller, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is presented in powerful fashion when Lantern Theater Company stages the timeless drama, starting February 6. One of Shakespeare’s best-known and oft-quoted works, this play tells a timeless tale of power, friendship, honor, conspiracy and betrayal. Based on real-life events that happened in ancient Rome, its [...]

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December 11, 2013

The Lantern Theater Company Presents Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas In Wales This Holiday Season, On Stage Through January 5

Get literary this holiday season with more than just a trip to the Dickens Village. Take it to the next level with poetry and performance art at the Lantern Theater Company world-premiere adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales. The Lantern’s artistic director Charles McMahon has teamed up with local interdisciplinary artist Sebastienne [...]

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December 2, 2013

Roundup: Top Holiday Theater, Music And Dance Performances On Stage This Season In Philadelphia

[This holiday season, let Uwishunu be your merry guide. From brilliant lights and must-see attractions to festive events and jolly good times, check out our daily updates on holiday happenings in Philadelphia right here.] There’s no place like the theater for the holidays, where all of the magic of the season comes to life on [...]

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September 20, 2013

Lantern Theater Company Presents A Stage Adaptation Of Jane Austen’s Classic Novel Emma Through October 27

Lovers of classic prose and biting wit, take note. Jane Austen’s skill for juggling vices, virtues, men, and women balances itself on the Lantern Theater Company stage with an adaptation of Emma, now on stage at the intimate St. Stephen’s Theater through October 27. If every singles bar in America came stocked with an Emma [...]

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September 17, 2013

Roundup: A Preview Of Fall Performing Arts On Stages Across Philadelphia

Fall in Philadelphia brings a fresh flurry of locally designed haute fashion, crunchy local apples and bright orange pumpkins, restaurant menu refreshes, fall street festivals and — last but not least — the kick-off of a new performing arts season. With the successful run of another Philadelphia Fringe Festival ushering local theatergoers out of summer [...]

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May 20, 2013

Tom Stoppard’s Heroes Breaks Out On The Lantern Theater Company Stage, On View Through June 9

There’s nothing quite like the fight-or-flight thrill of watching Steve McQueen gun his motorcycle towards the Swiss border, or watching a rock pierce through the Raquel Welch poster in Tim Robbins’ jail cell. As if guards, fences and manhunts weren’t enough of a challenge for any escape-addict, Lantern Theater Company’s production of Heroes will be [...]

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November 5, 2012

David Ives’ The Liar Brings Classic French Farce To Lantern Theater Company, Now Through December 9

How do you know a play is going to be a hit? When its run is extended before the show even opens. Which means that Lantern Theater’s production of David Ives The Liar is destined for hitdom, as early demand for tickets caused the play’s run to be extended well in advance of its November [...]

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September 28, 2012

Roundup: A Preview Of Fall Theater Season In Philadelphia

Fall in Philadelphia means locally designed haute fashion, crunchy local apples and bright orange pumpkins, vivid foliage, crisp craft beer, the re-enlivening of the Linc, restaurant menu refreshes, fall street festivals and — last but not least — the kick-off of a brand new theater season. With the successful run of another Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe [...]

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