PHILADELPHIA: Lantern Theater Company has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring classical plays and new works.
The season will kick off with Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Sept. 11-Oct. 13), about a corrupt businessman who uses any means necessary to gain power. Charles McMahon will direct.
Next up is The Last Match (Nov.13-Dec. 15), by Anna Ziegler, which follows a pair of tennis stars, one from the U.S. and one from Russia, on and off the court. M. Craig Getting will direct.
The theatre will get into the holiday spirit with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Dec. 14-29), adapted by Anthony Lawton in collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver.
Following will be The Vertical Hour (Jan. 15-Feb. 16, 2020), by David Hare about a former war correspondent and Yale professor’s after joining a new, British family. Kathryn MacMillan will direct.
Next will be Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello (March 18-April 19). Charles McMahon will direct.
A world premiere adaptation of Moliere’s The Misanthrope (May 27-June 28), by Peter DeLaurier, will close the season. This re-imagined version of the play will be set in present-day Washington D.C., giving a modern twist to the classic love story of woe. Claire Moyer will direct.
Lantern Theater Company, founded in 1994, strives to produce engaging classical and contemporary works and educate local residents of all ages.