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May 27, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Wraps Up Its 20th Anniversary Season With A Stage Adaptation Of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, May 27-June 15

If it takes a lion, a witch, and a wardrobe to define your childhood, how do you up the game for explaining the trials and triumphs of an adult? If you’re C.S. Lewis, you call on the aid of a demon and his nephew to do the dirty work for you. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, […]

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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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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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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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August 30, 2012

Lantern Theater Company Launches Its Fall Season With A Resurrection Of Last Year’s Smash Success New Jerusalem, Starting September 4

Rediscover the smash hit which last year became the best-selling production in the entire history of Lantern Theater Company as the same cast and design team resurrects New Jerusalem. The show tells the tale of the Inquisition’s bearing down on a small Jewish community in Portugal, who decide to flee to find peace in seemingly […]

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May 27, 2011

Lantern Theater Company Presents Vigil, A Black Comedy On Stage Now Through June 12

What better way for the Lantern Theater Company to conclude its 2010-2011 season than with the hilariously amusing, black comedy Vigil from Canadian playwright Morris Panych? Running now through June 12, Vigil takes place in the familiar setting of a Philadelphia rowhome. A series of outrageous and amusing misunderstandings lead to an unexpected finish as […]

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May 17, 2010

The Screwtape Letters @ the Lantern Theater

Popular representations of Hell often call for horned demons, massive plumes of molten lava and miserable souls destined to an eternity of suffering — your general fire and brimstone scene. But let’s face it, that all sounds kind of exciting. Terrifying, sure, but thrilling nonetheless. But what if Hell was less like an action movie […]

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February 1, 2010

The Breath of Life @ the Lantern Theater

The Lantern Theater Company is continuing its season with a production of Breath of Life by David Hare, one of Britain’s most influential playwrights. Hare is famous for creating taut, intense dramas as well as fabulously meaty roles for women. Two women “of a certain age” drive the action in Breath of Life, which is […]

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September 18, 2008

The Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Hothouse

The Hothouse was written 50 years ago. I’ve never been excited about a 50-year old before. But this is different. This is the Philly premiere of Harold Pinter’s early-written play that was shelved until 1980. The politically-tinged piece draws on human rights issues and institutionalized bureaucracies, with its touchy setting in a state-run rest home. […]

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