Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night (1599-1600), one of his few fantasy plays, immediately before he penned his incomparable Hamlet (1600-1601). As Artistic Director Charles McMahon describes…View More TWELFTH NIGHT (Lantern): Some are born great
“Shall we set about some revels?” Yes! The battle begins: Lantern Theater Company opened its excellent and enjoyable production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; soon to…View More TWELFTH NIGHT (Lantern): Shall we set about some revels?
Tom Stoppard’s newest play Leopoldstadt is coming to New York, and once again he is being talked about as if he were the second coming…View More TRAVESTIES (Lantern): A play of ideas married to farce
A quick, masterful production that would make Brecht proud.View More THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (Lantern): 60-second review
Julius Ferraro and Christopher Munden discuss Lantern Theater’s production on Gchat.View More MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Lantern): A Gchat review
Lantern Theater’s production of THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s last play, is an enjoyable, modest show, full of comedy and romance and the gentle spirit of human forgiveness.View More THE TEMPEST (Lantern): Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not
I suspect that among the reasons COPENHAGEN has been so successful is that it invites us to believe that we are smarter than we actually areView More COPENHAGEN (Lantern): Observable quantities
Now in its world premiere from Lantern Theater, the latest play by Philly’s favorite playwright Bruce Graham is based on a true story. It’s a great story.View More THE CRAFTSMAN (Lantern): Crafting a good story
The Lantern team transforms an essentially all-talk playscript into an engaging, living piece of theater.View More THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS & COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD (Lantern Theater Company): Locked in limbo with literati
Visually beautiful and compelling in its coherence, 36 VIEWS weaves these intellectual concepts on the uncertainty of art and life with a wholly original style.View More 36 VIEWS (Lantern): Using artifice to reveal truths
A cross-temporal interpretation of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan classic injects passages of current expressions and gestures, slapstick, and original music into the well-known pastoral rom-com.View More AS YOU LIKE IT (Lantern): As you’ve never seen it!
Experiences in a master class with maestro Antonio FavaView More Commedia dell’Arte: Highlights from the “Master Class with Antonio Fava”
Maestro Antonio Fava has taught Commedia dell’Arte to quite a few Philadelphia-area actors and directors, including Immaculata University instructor Craig Tavani.View More How Commedia dell’Arte Maestro Antonio Fava influenced my teaching and my life: Interview with Craig Tavani
With his brilliant work and tragic arc, Oscar Wilde remains a fascinating figure.View More OSCAR WILDE: FROM THE DEPTHS (Lantern): A love that dared not speak its mind
Charles McMahon discusses the inspiration, themes, and format of his new play on Oscar Wilde, prior to its world premiere with Lantern Theater Company.View More Chatting with the Lantern’s Charles McMahon about his new play on Oscar Wilde
British-born actor Harry Smith talks about his background in the UK, his life and career in Philadelphia, and his upcoming debut on Broadway.View More From the UK to Philadelphia to Broadway: An interview with actor Harry Smith
The backstory of Rosalind Franklin’s seminal image that led to the discovery of the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule is examined in an engrossing Philadelphia premiere.View More PHOTOGRAPH 51 (Lantern): Discovering the secret of life
Director Charles McMahon equates the hot-blooded battle of wills between Kate and Petruchio with the intense, sensual, and stylized dance of the tango.View More THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Lantern): Capturing the passion and the parody
J Hernandez has been a constant presence on Philadelphia stages his acclaimed portrayal of Iago in a 2013 production of Othello. Phindie spoke to the Texas native about relocating, being a Latino actor, and why he loves Philly theater.View More J Hernandez: Feeling the Love in Philadelphia!
Makoto Hirano asks Lantern artistic director Charles McMahon some tough questions about the “Super Racist” Julius Caesar. And a clearly contrite McMahon does his best to explain the process that lead to the company’s misguided choices.View More The fault, dear Brutus, Act III: Makoto Hirano interviews Lantern AD Charles McMahon about “Super Racist” Julius Caesar