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REVIEW: Espionage Meets Physics in Lantern Theater’s Hapgood, But No Sparks Fly

Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood is seldom produced, but I have seen it once before—nearly 30 years ago in Los Angeles. Alas, I have only the dimmest […]

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REVIEW: At Lantern’s Don’t Dress for Dinner, There’s a Heavy Hand in the Kitchen

A running gag in Don’t Dress for Dinner, Marc Camoletti’s hit French farce—on stage at Lantern Theater Company in a snappy adaptation by Robin Hawdon—involves […]

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REVIEW: In Copenhagen, Playwright Michael Frayn on a Fission Expedition

Your critic wishes you to know that he wore exactly the right thing to Copenhagen—many shades of gray. Not that Michael Frayn’s acclaimed play, mostly […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Lantern Theater’s Red Velvet, An Othello Too Real For His Audience

There is, indeed, red velvet—gold fringe, too. They take the form of a swag valance that frames the proscenium, implying a sense of theatrical tradition […]

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OPINION: The Artless Radicalization of Philly Theater

In Philadelphia these days there are two kinds of theater experiences. There’s the Walnut Street Theater with its mostly mainstream fare like The Importance of […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Worlds Collide in Lantern Theater’s Coriolanus

It begins thrillingly. At Lantern Theater, the skirmishes of ancient Rome in Coriolanus have a high-stakes muscularity that instantly grabs the audience, and doesn’t let […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Genetics as Family Drama in Lantern Theater’s Informed Consent

Would that all science lessons were as gripping as the first half of Informed Consent. Though I’ve seen too many recent plays where the cast function […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Sex, Money, and Motherhood in Mrs. Warren’s Profession

I’m in love with Mary Martello. Why pretend otherwise? (My husband knows, by the way, and he’s fine with it.)  I mean, who wouldn’t be? As […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Art and Identity in 36 Views at Lantern

Ivory. Rubies. Opium. The alluring catalog of treasures articulated by art collector/dealer Darius Wheeler at the beginning of 36 Views distills a familiar kind of oriental […]

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REVIEW: Lantern Theater Company’s Underneath the Lintel

In my crankier moods, I think “one-person play” is an oxymoron. I’ve seen plenty, and some have been delightful – The Belle of Amherst with […]

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12 Things to Do in Philly This Week: Brand-New Offerings From FringeArts, Lantern, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and More

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In the Wings: QED Star Peter DeLaurier

Storied presence on the Philadelphia theater scene Peter DeLaurier is currently playing American theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman in Lantern Theater Company‘s production of QED. […]

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Here Are the 2014 Barrymore Award Winners for Philadelphia Theater

On Monday night at the Merriam on Broad Street, the Philadelphia theater community gathered for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The individual Barrymore […]

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9 Things to Do in Philly This Week: Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park, Paul Strand at the PMA, a Witch Craft Beer Crawl, and More

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Lantern Theater Company’s 2014 / 2015 Season Lineup

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 […]