Lantern Theater Company
Lantern Theater Company is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in our choice of classic, modern, and original works. Each year, we reach a loyal audience of over 16,000 with our eclectic range of work, both on and off the stage, through three core programs: MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS that are smart, fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world; LANTERN THEATER COMPANY: IN CONVERSATION, our audience enrichment series designed to enhance the Lantern theatergoing experience; and ILLUMINATION, our award-winning education program that engages local students and adults in the world of theater and nurtures their artistic expression through in-school residencies, matinee performances for students, and teaching artist training for after school programs.
Philadelphia Weekly named the Lantern "Best Theater Company" in 2008, describing our selection of plays as "impressively diverse in genre and style." Since the inception of the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre in 1995, we have received 71 nominations and 15 awards, including the 2009 Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service. We have received 8 nominations for Outstanding Overall Production of Play over the past 7 years, more than any other theater company in the Philadelphia region.
New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 (Oct 2011)
Fall Philosophy Festival: Theater and the Age of Reason (Oct 2011)
Private Lives (Dec 2011)
The Great Divorce (Feb 2012)
Romeo and Juliet (Mar/Apr 2012)
Scholars: In Conversation - Swords, Sex & Surprises in Shakespeare's Verona (Mar 2012)
The Island (May/Jun 2012)