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“Heroes immerses us in the bittersweet folly of middle and old age.”
May 16 - June 9, 2013 (Press Opening: Wed, May 22, 7 p.m.) PHILADELPHIAPREMIERE
By Tom Stoppard
Adapted from Gerald Sibleyras’ Le Vent De Peupliers
Directed by M. Craig Getting
Gustave, Phillippe, and Henri—war heroes, all—are plotting an escape. They’ve had enough of the tortures of their confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fellow prisoners, and far too many birthday parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers’home is almost unbearable! So, while keeping each other company on the back patio, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina, or at least to a picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill. Winner of London’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of this popular French play is playful, bawdy, and heartbreakingly funny.
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Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, an adaptation by Charles McMahon and Sebastienne Mundheim, December 5, 2013 – January 5, 2014
William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, February 6 – March 16, 2014
Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver, April 10 – May 4, 2014
Lantern Theater Company is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in our choice of classics, modern, and original works. We create an innovative and stimulating theatrical experience that evokes thoughtful reflection and discussion long after the play ends. Founded in 1994 by Charles McMahon and Michael Brophy, the Lantern has been in residence at St. Stephen’s Theater at 10th & Ludlow Streets in Center City Philadelphia since 1996, managing the performance space and developing it into an affordable multi-purpose performing arts venue.
PHILADELPHIA– Three retired military men plan one last great adventure in the Philadelphia premiere of Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Gérald Sibleyras’ Le Vent Des Peupliersand the final production of Lantern Theater Company’s record-smashing 2012/13 season. Directed by M.