Lantern Theater Company released its 2014/15 lineup and, true to form, it’s full of classics, modern faves, and its signature revisions of both. Expect fresh takes on Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and mark your calendars for a Tom Stoppard masterpiece, and John Patrick Stanley’s award-studded Doubt.
For planning-ahead purposes, we offer capsule reviews of each show below:
Arcadia: Kathryn MacMillan directs this Tom Stoppard play lost in time. Alternating between two centuries and between light farce and romance, Arcadia sets out to explore history’s mysteries. Running September 25th to November 2nd.
Doubt: A Parable: MacMillan also directs this John Patrick Stanley Pulitzer winner, probing into timeless questions of morality, guilt, and religion. Starring two Philly favorites, Mary Martello and Ben Dibble, Doubt makes concrete the very nature of uncertainty. Running January 15th to February 15th.
The Taming of the Shrew: One of Shakespeare’s mostbeloved comedies comes to life under the direction of Charles McMahon. Expect a vibrant, physical production of the classic tale of love and power, as told through the delicate balance of Petruchio and Kate’s fiery coupling. Running March 19th to April 26th.
The Hound of the Baskervilles: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s deadly serious mystery gets a harlequin makeover, with a trio of clowns stepping into Holmes’ oversized shoes. As adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, The Hounds becomes a cheeky, fast-paced farce, and an exercise in revisionist theater. Running May 28th to June 21st.
Subscription packages for all four plays are available here, starting at $76. Single tickets go on sale August 2014.