ARCADIA, DOUBT & More Set for Lantern Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
In the midst of their milestone 20th anniversary season, Lantern Theater Company today announced the productions that will comprise their 2014/15 season. Continuing a critically acclaimed tradition of presenting classic, modern and original works that authentically and intimately explore the human spirit, the season will open with Tom Stoppard's thrilling masterpiece Arcadia, directed by the Lantern's Associate Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan. Arcadia will be presented in conjunction with a sixth annual festival of special events and guests, inviting audiences into the work and inspiring continued conversation. In the winter months, Barrymore Award-winning actors Mary Martello and Ben Dibble will headline John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Doubt: A Parable, also directed by MacMillan. In the spring, Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon helms a fresh, sexy take on William Shakespeare's comedy of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew. The season will close with an inventive and cheeky adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, featuring Dave Johnson.
Lantern Theater Company is located at St. Stephen's Theater at 10th and Ludlow Streets in Center City Philadelphia. More information is available at www.lanterntheater.org or (215) 829-0395. 4-Play Subscriptions and Flex Packages are now on sale for $76 - $140; single tickets go on sale in August 2014.
Lantern Theater Company's 2014/15 Mainstage Season
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
September 25 - November 2, 2014
PRESS OPENING: Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Tom Stoppard's masterpiece is a thrilling theatrical feast - a tale of two centuries, shifting as seamlessly between eras as it does between farcical comedy and heartbreaking romance. This comedy of misunderstandings and misinterpretations is set up against a passionate quest to unravel the mysteries of history, art, and science.
DOUBT: A PARABLE
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
January 15 - February 15, 2015
PRESS OPENING: Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Experience Philadelphia favorites Mary Martello and Ben Dibble together as never before in this suspenseful, timely American drama that grapples with questions of moral certainty...and doubt. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt: A Parable will move you, challenge you, and leave you on the edge of your seat.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
March 19 - April 26, 2015
PRESS OPENING: Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
This fun, physical, eye-popping production asks Kate and Petruchio to face the music and dance. One of Shakespeare's most fiery couples, their courtship will be a sultry, aggressive tango, but the big question will be: who is going to lead?
One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most beloved Holmes mysteries gets a zany makeover when performed by a trio of endearing clowns and klutzes. Cheeky and fast-paced, The Hound of the Baskervilles offers farcical surprises, brilliant theatrical invention, and a new twist on the greatest detective of all time.