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season 2013/14

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20th anniversary LANTERN THEATER COMPANY AT ST. STEPHEN’S THEATER 10th & Ludlow Streets • Philadelphia, PA 19107 • www.lanterntheater.org


A PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE BY

Athol Fugard FEATURING

Peter DeLaurier and Frank X April 10 – May 4

Join us for the rest of our groundbreaking 20th Anniversary Season! Tickets and Flex Packages are now on sale at www.lanterntheater.org.

BY

C.S. Lewis FEATURING

Anthony Lawton and Kim Carson May 27 – June 15

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LANTERN THEATER COMPANY Charles McMahon

Anne Shuff

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MANAGING DIRECTOR

presents

William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY Charles McMahon BY

FEATURING

Adam AltmanMary Lee BednarekJoe Guzmán* Forrest McClendon*Jered McLenigan*Kittson O’Neill* Matt TallmanU.R.*Bradley K. Wrenn

Meghan Jones PRODUCTION MANAGER & SCENIC DESIGNER

Brian Strachan

Shon Causer

Mark Valenzuela

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Christopher Colucci

J. Alex Cordaro

KyoDaiko

MUSIC

FIGHT DIRECTOR

MUSICIANS

Joshua L. Browns

Kate Coots

Rebecca Smith*

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

STAGE MANAGER

Anonymous LEAD PRODUCER

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Lantern TheatER Company

Celebrating 20 Years 20th anniversary


Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season and honor our 2014 Luminary Award recipient

Leonard C. Haas Friday, March 21, MMXIV From six o’clock to ten o’clock in the evening Hotel Monaco Philadelphia 433 Chestnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106 Festive Attire Buffet Dinner & Dessert Silent Auction • Award Presentation Live Musical Entertainment Inspired by Slings & Arrows

Tickets start at $150 www.lanterntheater.org/party or 215.829.9002 x102

Benefit Co-Chairs Gene & Joann Bissell Gregory Kleiber & Harriet Ravdin

Benefit Committee Eileen Baird Michael K. Brophy Nicholas D. Constan Mark & Tobey Dichter Nancy Hogan Dutton Stacy Maria Dutton Jim & Kay Gately David & Linda Glickstein Emilio & Carole Gravagno Leonard & Mary Lee Haas Philip Hawkins & Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins

Donna Hill & John Wilson Alan R. & Nancy J. Hirsig Betsy Kalish Kevin & Sarah Kleinschmidt Joe Kluger & Susan Lewis Tom Lussenhop Charles McMahon Charles & Helen McMahon Donna Saul Millen & Stephen Millen David Pierson & Barrie Trimingham Jennifer Pratt Johnson & Fred Johnson Ellen Rosen Rogoff Michael & Nina Rosenthal Anne Shuff & Mike Creech Richard Vague Rebecca & Rhys Williams


William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


SPECIAL EVENTS | 7 Join us as we celebrate Julius Caesar with a special series of discussions and events. For tickets and information, stop by the Box Office or visit www.lanterntheater.org/inconversation.

Scholars: In Conversation – Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Julius Caesar in the Modern World This three-part series draws on the political intrigues of Julius Caesar to catalyze discussions among our region’s most dynamic scholars that shed light on today’s significant issues. Each panel is followed by an audience Q&A. Subscribers, Seniors, Students: $8 each or $20 for the three-part series | All Others: $10 each or $25 for the three-part series The Social Canonization of Past Political Leaders Monday, February 24 • 7:00-8:30pm “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” With that, Marc Antony’s powerful speech transforms the public’s image of Julius Caesar, Rome’s fallen leader. We will explore the power of rhetoric on our collective memory of political heroes in Rome, in Shakespeare’s England, and in modern America. Panelists: Forrest McClendon, Rogers Smith, and William Turpin. Women, Power, and the Political Sphere Monday, March 3 • 7:00-8:30pm Elizabeth I ruled England for 45 years. We will examine how she governed so effectively in a society where other women weren’t even welcome at the table. We will also look at how Shakespeare dealt with this contradiction in his female characters, particularly Julius Caesar’s Portia. Panelists: Patricia Denison, Kittson O’Neill, and Margo Todd. The Unintended Consequences of Regime Change Monday, March 10 • 7:00-8:30pm Caesar’s death at the hands of Senate conspirators set off a dramatic, unforeseen chain of events in ancient Rome. Shakespeare’s version reflects the concerns of a nation ruled by an aging queen with no clear successor. We’ll use these historical touchstones to launch a discussion of the surprising consequences of regime change across the world, then and now. Panelists: Ian Lustick and John-Paul Spiro.

Via Vino: A Wine Tour of the Roman Empire Friday, February 28 • 6:00pm-7:30pm The Wine School of Philadelphia’s Keith Wallace leads us on a wine tour of the Roman Empire that follows the path of Julius Caesar. Includes light Mediterranean fare, courtesy of Cooperage Wine & Whiskey Bar. Tasting: $35 | Subscribers: $30 | Tasting + 8pm Performance: $55 LANTERN THEATER COMPANY: IN CONVERSATION Our audience engagement series offers an insider’s look at each production with artists and guest scholars, plus other special events designed to enhance your Lantern experience.


8 | FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to The Tragedy of Julius Caesar In our own era, young writers are taught to write what they know: to become keen observers of everyday events and to build their stories around their own life experiences. We have come to believe that this is the path to true authenticity, but this was once a revolutionary idea; it swept aside the pomposity and decorative excess of the Victorian age and replaced it with something new and vital. Now, however, it is a bit of a cliché: writers writing about writers, because that’s the life they know. What of Shakespeare then? Today we see him as a towering genius of the Western tradition, but in his own time his more established contemporaries first dismissed him as a lesser breed of author, writing in a common style that lacked the formal discipline and high-minded affectation that was the fashion of the times. How then should we view Shakespeare today? Was he the upstart mocked for producing his simple crowd-pleasing tales alongside the masters of his time, or the one man we have elevated to godlike status – remote and classical? And how would he respond to a college creative writing teacher’s injunctions to “write what you’ve lived” and “write what you know?” The real genius of Shakespeare, beyond his incomparable skill with language, may be his ability to express his own experiences and ideas through a fictional world of his own creation. When he wanted to say something about his own tendency to over-analyze, he didn’t do so through a story about a struggling writer in London, but through the tale of a legendary Danish prince. And when he wanted to write about the intersection of politics, ambition, and personal and public ethics, he did not rip a story out of the headlines of the Stratford Evening News. Instead, he wrote an utterly transformative retelling of a well-known story from antiquity, Julius Caesar. While his contemporaries turned well-known stories from history, myth, and popular tradition into new plays – much as our modern film industry turns every event that will bear narrative treatment into a movie – Shakespeare had the singular gift of making the classics timely. His Caesar is not just a man of antiquity carved out of marble, but a flawed, ambitious striver who overreaches and begins to believe his own legend, at once admirable, absurd, and heartbreakingly human. The concerns and the conflicts that define these characters are not cold and historical but living, breathing, and present – as fresh and current and complex as the political intrigues of Shakespeare’s own time, and of ours.

Charles Ch l s McMahon Artistic Director


FROM THE DIRECTOR | 9 Julius Caesar is a deceptive piece of work that changes shape with every reading. At first glance it is the classical story of Roman history, the point where Rome ceases to be a republic and begins to turn into a monarchy. On further study the play transforms into a meditation on whether humans possess free will or if our destinies are predetermined. This conflict soon gives way to a question of a more social dilemma: the personal versus the collective. What duty do I owe my friend and what duty do I owe the State? Finally, the play depicts the struggles of many characters to live up to the uncompromising ideals expressed in the stoic philosophy of the ancient Romans. To see our own conflicted natures for what they are, and to choose to detach from our passions. To seek truth by throwing a cold eye both on the world and on ourselves. Shakespeare combines these three thematic strands – the personal, the societal, and the cosmic – all within a potboiler of popular entertainment. Along the way he shows us a world that is undergoing a radical transformation from one state to something totally different, new, and frightening. After all, his own world was changing just as much as the Rome depicted in Julius Caesar: the old ideas of the world that informed the sleepy medieval countryside of England were giving way to the Renaissance. No longer did we humans have to bend to the will of an absent god, but we were free to carve for ourselves if we had the will and the courage to seize that freedom. Shakespeare shows us both the seductive power of that idea and its ultimate failure to tell the full story of who and what we humans are. In the end, a profound mystery prevails, and the only thing we know is that the people of Shakespeare’s Rome strove to be more than they were and spent all of themselves in the effort, while the world around them went exactly where it was always going to go. For me, this story could take place anywhere and at any time. There are echoes of Rome’s imperial tendencies in our own time, to be sure, but I kept being drawn to the imagery of feudal Japan. The parallels between the Zen tradition of the Japanese warrior class and the stoicism of the Romans are striking, as are the martial traditions of the noble classes and their sense of social duty. But wherever we set the story, the original context of the play remains elusive. Shakespeare said to his audience, “Here is the story of a people long ago and far away.” Then he showed them a people, who were, in every way that mattered, very much like themselves.

—Charles McMahon


10 | ROME: IN CONTEXT The Roman Republic – which largely ended after the death of its leader Julius Caesar – was actually borne out of an uprising against another leader. In 509 BCE, a revolution against Rome’s seventh king led to the establishment of a republic. Initially, political power resided only in Rome’s upper class, the patricians, but was gradually opened to the lower plebeian class through a series of reforms. By the end of the third century BCE, the classes were political (though not economic) equals, which opened doors for different types of leaders. In the century prior to the events of the play, Rome saw a succession of leaders who rose to power through military prowess. Caesar’s uncle Marius lost the Republic’s first civil war to the general Sulla, who revived the Roman dictatorship in order to cement his authority during the conflict. Pompey, an ally of Caesar’s and a successful general in his own right, made populist appeals to the expanding Roman citizenry. Meanwhile, these leaders spurred the Empire’s exponential growth, bringing great influxes of wealth to those already in power. Caesar came to prominence during this period of turmoil, ultimately defeating Pompey in Rome’s second civil war and receiving the title dictator perpetuo (“dictator in perpetuity”). Believing that the insular Senate had begun to lose control over the widespread empire, the newly empowered Caesar began centralizing power through a series of constitutional reforms. He bolstered his rule by expanding the Senate and stuffing it with his supporters. Furthermore, he projected his image out into the Empire by minting his likeness on a new coin – a practice previously reserved for deceased consuls and officials. This consolidation of power stood in direct competition to the Republican system. Marcus Brutus feared his close friend Caesar’s autocratic ascent would bring ruin to a republic now over five centuries old which now ruled the known world uncontested. To restore his country to its republican ideals, Brutus would ally himself with Gaius Cassius and other conspirators, betray his close friend Caesar, and hasten the end of the very Republic he hoped to save. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is, of course, a work of historical fiction. Writing in 1599, Shakespeare likely based the play on Thomas North’s 1579 translation of Plutarch’s Parallel Lives. That, however, did not stop him from blending and truncating events for dramatic effect. What takes months and years in Plutarch spans but a few days and weeks in Shakespeare, sending events faster and further out of the collaborators’ control. In doing so, Shakespeare is highlighting the precarity of power in Caesar’s age, his own, and ours.

—M. Craig Getting


THE COMPANY | 11 Adam Altman................................................................................Marullus/Ensemble Mary Lee Bednarek.................................................................. Calpurnia/Ensemble Joe Guzmán*...................................................................................Cassius/Ensemble Forrest McClendon* ...................................................................... Caesar/Ensemble Jered McLenigan* .............................................................. Marc Antony/Ensemble Kittson O’Neill* ..................................................................................Portia/Ensemble Matt Tallman .......................................................................................Casca/Ensemble U.R.* ..................................................................................................... Brutus/Ensemble Bradley K. Wrenn .......................................................................Octavius/Ensemble Understudy Charles McMahon* Time 44 BC Place Ancient Rome There will be one brief intermission *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States THE PHOTOGRAPHING, VIDEOTAPING, OR AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS PERFORMANCE BY ANY MEANS WHATSOEVER IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Lantern Theater Company proudly participates in the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, a program of Theatre Philadelphia. www.theatrephiladelphia.org

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. AEA seeks to advance, promote, and foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. AEA negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. www.actorsequity.org


12 | WHO’S WHO

Adam Altman

Mary Lee Bednarek

Kittson O’Neill

Joe Guzmán

Matt Tallman

Forrest McClendon

U.R.

Jered McLenigan

Bradley K. Wrenn

ADAM ALTMAN (Marullus/Ensemble) is thrilled to be onstage at the Lantern, having previously taken part in readings of Chekhov in Love and Lady with Lapdog. Training: Seton Hill University and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Credits include Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Iron Age Theatre, Inis Nua, Tiny Dynamite, Commonwealth Classic, and the Arden, among others. Recently: the U.S. premiere of Blink by Phil Porter (Inis Nua). Up next: the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s production of Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller. Adam proudly brews with Poor Yorick’s Brewing. Jerry, so glad we’re finally doing this! Love to Katie! MARY LEE BEDNAREK (Calpurnia/Ensemble) is happy to be returning to the Lantern where she was last seen in Henry IV, Part I. She has worked with many Philadelphia companies including Theatre Exile, Azuka Theatre, EgoPo Productions, Act II Playhouse, Flashpoint Theatre Company, New City Stage Company, Simpatico Theatre Project, New Paradise Laboratories, Swim Pony, Luna Theater, and Hedgerow Theatre. She shared a Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble for Theatre Exile’s Killer Joe. Thanks to Charles and this talented cast and crew. Much love to LCH. JOE GUZMÁN (Cassius/Ensemble) has previously appeared at the Lantern in Twelfth Night, A Doll’s House, King Lear, Through the Looking Glass, Noonday Demons, Speed-The-Plow, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and Lovers and Executioners (Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor). Recent productions include Passage Theatre: True Story; Bristol Riverside Theatre: Inherit the Wind; Arden Theatre Company: Cinderella, Women In Jep; Montgomery Theater: Any Wednesday, Half and Half; Theatre Horizon: How I Learned to Drive; Folger Shakespeare Theatre: Othello; People’s Light: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Tom Sawyer; Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Light in the Piazza; InterAct Theatre Company: Skin in Flames; Maples Repertory Theatre: My Fair Lady. Joe holds degrees in Acting from Boston


WHO’S WHO | 13 University (BFA) and Temple University (MFA). FORREST McCLENDON (Caesar/Ensemble) has previously appeared at the Lantern in Death and the King’s Horseman and Sizwe Bansi Is Dead. Last fall, he played Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, followed by the title role in Othello at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Forrest is a Tony Award nominee for his Broadway debut in The Scottsboro Boys, first created at the Vineyard and Guthrie theaters. Post-Broadway, Forrest received a Barrymore Award for his reprisal of the role at Philadelphia Theatre Company, and most recently appeared in the London premiere at the Young Vic. He has appeared locally at the Walnut, Wilma, People’s Light, Prince, Delaware Theatre Company, and 11th Hour Theatre Company, where he received a Barrymore Award for his performance as Roscoe in Avenue X. www.ForrestMcClendon.com JERED McLENIGAN (Marc Antony/Ensemble) This marks Jered’s fifth production at the Lantern, having first appeared in 2005’s The Lady from the Sea. Recently: The Woman in Black (Act II Playhouse). Jered has worked locally with the Walnut, Wilma, Inis Nua, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, 1812 Productions, Bristol Riverside Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, and Iron Age Theatre, among others. Up next: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio. Jered is a multiple Barrymore Award nominee and a Supporting Actor recipient. Many thanks to Charles and the Lantern staff, the cast and crew, and to you for your support. KITTSON O’NEILL (Portia/Ensemble) is artistic associate of InterAct Theatre Company. Previously with the Lantern: New Jerusalem. Other Philly work: Behind the Eye (Gas & Electric Arts), Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (New City Stage), The Pride of Parnell Street (Act II), Lidless (InterAct), and The Early Bird (Inis Nua). NYC: HERE Arts, Second Stage, The Lark, The Public, and others. Regional: People’s Light & Theatre, New Jersey Repertory, The Playwrights’ Center, South Coast Repertory, Curious Theatre Company. Film & TV credits: Those Who Kill (20th Century Fox), 200,000 Dirty (with Coolio), Ghostlight, and the shorts Mimeograph (Jenny Perlin), 15 Films (A&E), and Overtime (Kanbar Festival – Best Ensemble). A graduate of The Shakespeare Lab and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s internship. Appearing next in Down Past Passyunk at InterAct. For her boys above all. MATT TALLMAN (Casca/Ensemble) is originally from Madison, WI. He was previously seen at the Lantern in The Liar and Henry V. Other Philadelphia credits include 1812 Productions, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Play Penn, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, and Azuka Theatre; elsewhere, Dallas Theater Center, American Players Theatre, and the Utah, Delaware, Milwaukee, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals. This spring, he will appear in Man of La Mancha at Act II Playhouse.


14 | WHO’S WHO Favorite roles include Benedick, Orsino, Trinculo, Oswald in Ghosts, and the titular role in Bullshot Crummond. He received his MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University. Love to Kelly and Annie. U.R. (Brutus/Ensemble) was last seen at the Lantern in The Island in 2012. He was recently recognized as one of Philadelphia Weekly’s “Best Stage Performances of 2013” for his role in Stick Fly at the Arden and received Barrymore Award nominations for his roles in The Piano Lesson and Blue Door, also at the Arden. Past Baconian characters include Puck, Oberon, Belch, Othello (twice), Don Jon, Macduff, Mercutio, Caliban, and Petruchio with Yale Rep and Shakespeare in the Park in Connecticut. Other credits include A Raisin in the Sun and Gee’s Bend at the Arden, Ruined at Philadelphia Theatre Company. TV: Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Hack, and Third Watch. BRADLEY K. WRENN (Octavius/Ensemble) is a performer and writer whose work focuses on alternative comedy, spectacle, physical humor, and puppetry. Bradley is the co-artistic director of The Berserker Residents and has created, written, designed, and performed in six original shows including two commissions: A Very Merry Xmas Carol Holiday Adventure Show (which was published by Playscripts Inc.) from Philadelphia-based Theatre Horizon and The Lapsburgh Layover at New York-based Ars Nova. Locally he has performed with: Mum Puppettheatre, Enchantment Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, Azuka Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, as well as the Lantern. Love ta Mackey! WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Playwright) (1564-1616) Aside from financial records that indicate his father’s business as a leather merchant, there is relatively little known about Shakespeare’s youth in Stratford-uponAvon before he married Anne Hathaway in 1582. It is believed that Shakespeare arrived in London around 1588 and established himself as an actor, playwright, and poet. By 1594, he was acting and writing for the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later the King’s Men, the most successful theater company in London. As part-owner, Shakespeare became not only a famous playwright but a successful businessman, and returned to Stratford to retire comfortably in 1611. Julius Caesar is thought to have been written around 1599, as scholars suggest that it is similar in vocabulary to Hamlet and in meter to Henry V, both written within the same time frame. While Julius Caesar contains several anachronistic references (hats, doublets, and clocks are all referenced in the play, none of which would have existed in the Roman Empire), the play has also contributed several famous figures of speech to spoken English, including “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war,” “the live long day,” and “it was Greek to me.” CHARLES McMAHON (Director & Artistic Director) co-founded Lantern Theater Company in 1994 and serves as artistic director in addition to acting and directing for the company. Acting credits include Heisenberg


WHO’S WHO | 15 in Copenhagen, Lucky in Waiting for Godot, Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Edmund in King Lear, and Pete Seeger in the world premiere of Un-American. Directing credits include Henry V; New Jerusalem (twice); Romeo & Juliet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Othello; La Ronde (also translator and adaptor); Richard III (Barrymore Award, Outstanding Production of a Play); The Comedy of Errors (Barrymore nomination); King Lear; The House of Bernarda Alba; A Doll’s House; and Twelfth Night. He is a graduate of NYU’s theater department where he studied acting and directing. Up next: directing next season’s The Taming of the Shrew. MEGHAN JONES (Production Manager & Scenic Designer) is in her third season as production manager and eighth season designing scenery for Lantern Theater Company. Meghan designs throughout the Philadelphia area. Recent designs include the Lantern’s Henry V, Bristol Riverside Theatre’s Pride and Prejudice and Inherit the Wind, Inis Nua Theatre Company’s Blink, and Azuka Theatre’s Dutch Masters. Past companies include InterAct Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, and People’s Light & Theatre. She holds her MFA from Temple University. Most appreciation to Lantern’s staff, cast, and crew for all their support. www.mcjonesdesigns.com BRIAN STRACHAN (Costume Designer) has designed costumes for many colleges, universities, and theater and dance companies in the Philadelphia area as well as across the country, including Lantern Theater Company, Delaware Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Ursinus College, Enchantment Theatre Company, University of the Arts School of Dance, Rowan University, EgoPo Productions, The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Sharp Dance Company, Koresh Dance Company, Montgomery Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, New City Stage Company, ISIS Theatre Company, Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, and Actors Without Boundaries. He holds a MFA in Theater/Costume Design from Temple University. SHON CAUSER (Lighting Designer) is happy to be back at the Lantern. Previous Lantern designs: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, The Liar, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, New Jerusalem, A Skull in Connemara, and Scapin. Other recent designs: Elf, Love Story, God of Carnage, and Good People (Walnut Street Theatre); Arsenic and Old Lace (Fulton Theatre); The Glass Menagerie and Plaid Tidings (Walnut Street Theatre Studio 3); Blink (Inis Nua Theatre Company); South Pacific and Chicago (Maples Rep); Forever Plaid, Driving Miss Daisy, and I Am My Own Wife (Penobscot Theatre Company). Shon has a MFA in Lighting Design from Temple University. Many thanks to Charles, Meghan, Beckah, Nate, and the whole Lantern family. Love to Christine. MARK VALENZUELA (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be designing again for the Lantern, after co-designing for Sizwe Bansi Is Dead. Sound design credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre


16 | WHO’S WHO Company, Theatre Exile, Theatre Horizon, 1812 Productions, Delaware Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre Company, and Villanova, Temple, Arcadia, and Drexel Universities. Mark was a part of 11th Hour’s Barrymore Award-winning ensemble for The Bomb-itty of Errors, and has received two Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Sound Design. Mark holds a BA in English and Theatre from Georgetown University. Huge thanks to Chris, Charles, Beckah, and everyone involved. CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI (Music) is a theater artist, composer, and guitarist. Recent work includes Angels in America (Wilma), The Rainmaker (People’s Light), The Woman in Black (Act II), Cock (Theatre Exile), and Emma here at the Lantern. Christopher has received five Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Sound Design, and in 2013 he received an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Upcoming projects include The Train Driver at the Lantern. Thanks to Jen Chiappardi and the KyoDaiko Ensemble for their tremendous contributions to this project. For more sounds please visit www. soundcloud.com/cmsound. J. ALEX CORDARO (Fight Director) has previously worked on the Lantern’s productions of Heroes, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Liar, Henry V, Romeo & Juliet, Private Lives, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Skull in Connemara, Uncle Vanya, Henry IV Part I, Hamlet, Othello, and The Lonesome West. Alex is an adjunct professor at Arcadia University, a two-time Barrymore Award-nominee, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, and one of fifteen Certified Theatrical Firearms instructors in the country. For my Pop. KYODAIKO ENSEMBLE (Musicians) Founded in 2005, KyoDaiko is a community-based taiko group, which is the result of a collaboration between Settlement Music School and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. The group is led by instructor Audrey Tuckerman. Taiko Classes are held at the Wynnefield Settlement School. Kyodaiko performs regularly at schools and community events and has performed at Phillies Games, Stanford University in California, Washington DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. www.kyodaiko.com REBECCA SMITH (Stage Manager) is in her sixth season at the Lantern and is happy to be working with such a wonderful cast and crew. She is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in European History and a minor in Theater. She has worked as production manager at Theatre Exile and as stage manager at Brat Productions, Kaibutsu, and Temple University Theater. Lantern credits include A Child’s Christmas in Wales; Emma; Heroes; Henry V; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; The Liar; New Jerusalem (twice); The Island; Romeo & Juliet; Private Lives; Vigil; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Skull in Connemara; Uncle Vanya; Henry


WHO’S WHO | 17 IV, Part I; The Breath of Life; Scapin; Happy Days; Hamlet; Sizwe Bansi Is Dead; The Government Inspector; and The Hothouse. JOSHUA L. BROWNS (Assistant Director) is in his fifth season as education director for the Lantern, overseeing Illumination, the Lantern’s award-winning theater education program. Previously, he appeared as Alain/Oronte in 2007’s The School for Wives, and as “guy who helps us build the set” on a variety of other productions. He served as assistant director for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V at the Lantern, and is the Resident Director for Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company, where he will be directing The Glass Menagerie for CCTC in the summer of 2014. Training: MFA, Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware. Love to Trixie, Phoebe and Annabelle. KATE COOTS (Assistant Director) is thrilled to be working with Charles and the Lantern Theater Company team. Since graduating from Villanova University, Theatre (MA) last year she has been expanding her areas of interest and expertise, serving as production manager for Forearmed Productions, a stage manager for Azuka Theatre, and teaching scenic painting and properties management at Lehigh University. For the past eight years, beginning as a Lantern intern, Kate has worked throughout the Greater Philadelphia area as a freelance theater technician predominately in the area of scenic painting. ANNE SHUFF (Managing Director) became the Lantern’s managing director in 2009 following seven years on the company’s Board of Directors, including service as treasurer and chair of the Finance and Personnel Committees. As founding managing partner of MindLabs, she has guided online communications strategy for arts organizations across the country with innovative work that has been featured in national and regional publications, including WIRED magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, and in the reference book Web Site Design Goodies. She previously held arts management positions at The Wilma Theater and Walnut Street Theatre. She has spent the past yearplus working with friends and colleagues to create Theatre Philadelphia, which has relaunched the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre for the 2013/14 season. XO/ME. SPECIAL THANKS Christine Causer, Stacy Dutton, Stephen Field, KyoDaiko, Helen McMahon, Peter Richan, Amy Scheidegger, and our community partners next door at St. Stephen’s Church.


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WHO’S WHO | 19 ARTISTIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Artistic Director ..............................................................................Charles McMahon Managing Director ......................................................................................Anne Shuff Associate Artistic Director ....................................................... Kathryn MacMillan Marketing & Development Director ..............................Jennifer Pratt Johnson Education Director .............................................................................Joshua Browns Production Manager ........................................................................... Meghan Jones Artistic & Administrative Associate ..........................................M. Craig Getting Education Associate .....................................................................................Krys Belc Box Office Manager..........................................................................Jonathon Welsh Box Officers....................................................................Emily Dean, Becki Zaritsky House Managers .......................................................... Terry Brennan, Emily Dean, Mike Dees, Lauren Tuvell Facilities Assistant ................................................................................ Asaki Kuruma Videographer .......................................................................... Theresa Thao Nguyen Press Representatives .................................................................Canary Promotion Artistic Associate .................................................................................. Janet Embree Teaching Artists ............................. Marissa Barnathan, Deb Braak, Mike Dees, M. Craig Getting, John Jezior, Ahren Potratz, Josh Rothstein, Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, Jane Stojak, Matt Tallman, Ryan Walter PRODUCTION STAFF Stage Manager ..................................................................................... Rebecca Smith Technical Director ...............................................................................Lance Kniskern Costume Supervisor................................................................................... Jillian Keys Master Electrician.................................................................................... Nate Morgan Scenic Charge................................................................................... Susan DeConcini Audio Technician ...............................................................................M. Craig Getting Properties Master ................................................................................. Meghan Jones Carpenters ......................... M. Craig Getting, Amanda Jensen, Rebecca Rose Electrician ....................................................................................................... Ben Levan Stitchers ............................................ Rufus Cottman, Melanie Miles, Rob Paluso Run Crew ........................................................................... Jill Klecha, Rebecca Rose Stage Management Intern ........................................................................... Max Coff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Stacy Maria Dutton, President Michael Rosenthal, Vice President Gregory Kleiber, Treasurer Betsy Kalish, Secretary Gene Bissell Michael Brophy Nicholas D. Constan Stephen Field

Kevin Kleinschmidt Charles McMahon Donna Saul Millen David Pierson Ellen Rosen Rogoff Anne Shuff Rebecca Williams


20 | 20 YEARS OF GREAT THEATER Founded in 1994 by Charles McMahon and Michael Brophy, Lantern Theater Company has produced over 80 plays by a range of celebrated classic and contemporary playwrights and authors, including William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Molière, Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Beckett, Athol Fugard, David Ives, and Martin McDonagh. What’s your favorite? 2013/14 SEASON Emma Regency & Revelry: The Jane Austen Festival A Child’s Christmas in Wales The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Scholars: In Conversation – Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Julius Caesar in the Modern World The Train Driver The Screwtape Letters

2010/11 SEASON Uncle Vanya The Chekhov Festival Between Heaven and Hell: The Anthony Lawton Festival A Skull in Connemara A Midsummer Night’s Dream Scholars: In Conversation – Midsummer’s Magic: Commedia, Sex and the Supernatural Vigil

2012/13 SEASON New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 SpinozaFest: Echoes of a Great Thinker in the Modern World The Liar The Beauty Queen of Leenane Henry V Scholars: In Conversation – The Spark of War: Politics, Leadership, and the Psyche of a Nation Heroes

2009/10 SEASON Happy Days The Samuel Beckett Festival Scapin The Breath of Life Henry IV, Part I Scholars: In Conversation – Princes, Clowns, and the Fight for the Crown: Understanding Henry IV, Part I The Screwtape Letters

2011/12 SEASON New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 Fall Philosophy Festival: Theater and the Age of Reason Private Lives The Great Divorce Romeo and Juliet Scholars: In Conversation – Sex, Swords & Surprises in Shakespeare’s Verona The Island

2008/09 SEASON The Hothouse The Government Inspector The Great Divorce Sizwe Bansi Is Dead Hamlet 2007/08 SEASON The Lonesome West The School for Wives The Screwtape Letters Skylight Othello 2006/07 SEASON “Master Harold”...and the boys QED The Great Divorce La Ronde


20 YEARS OF GREAT THEATER | 21 The Taming of the Shrew 2005/06 SEASON The Lady from the Sea The Foocy Novecento Richard III 2004/05 SEASON Un-American Death and the King’s Horseman Catalpa The Great Divorce Much Ado About Nothing 2003/04 SEASON Underneath the Lintel (An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences) Travels with My Aunt Copenhagen The Comedy of Errors 2002/03 SEASON The Screwtape Letters Speed-the-Plow Lovers The Tempest 2001/02 SEASON Through the Looking Glass Noonday Demons and Other Distractions The Birthday Party 2000/01 SEASON Year of the Woman The House of Bernarda Alba King Lear 1999/00 SEASON A Doll’s House Beyond Therapy Betrayal The Bacchae 1998/99 SEASON Rough Crossing Twelfth Night Opening Night

Year of the Woman/An Airborne Life Lovers and Executioners 1997/98 SEASON True West Ghosts The Steward of Christendom 1996/97 SEASON Long Day’s Journey into Night All’s Well That Ends Well Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 1995/96 SEASON Waiting for Godot The Playboy of the Western World Love in Pieces - An Evening of One-Act Plays 1994/95 SEASON Waiting for Godot Arms and the Man


22 | THANKS TO OUR DONORS We are deeply grateful to these individuals, foundations, corporations, and government partners whose generosity provides critical support for our award-winning artistic and education programming. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift in honor of our 20th Anniversary Season. It’s easy: just pick up a donor envelope in the lobby or visit us online at www.lanterntheater.org/support. Thank you for your support! FOUNDATION, CORPORATE, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Anonymous Canary Promotion Charlotte Cushman Foundation The CHG Charitable Trust Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial Foundation Hirsig Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Independence Foundation Jim McClelland Fund for the Performing Arts of The Philadelphia Foundation June & Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Leo Model Foundation Lida Foundation Ludwick Foundation Milton Steele Charitable Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation MKM Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Pennsylvania Humanities Council Philadelphia Cultural Fund Rosenlund Foundation Samuel S. Fels Fund Seven Arts, LLC Seybert Foundation Shubert Foundation Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund Tintagel Briards Union Benevolent Association Virginia Brown Martin Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation William Penn Foundation The WorkZone Charitable Fund Wyncote Foundation

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THANKS TO OUR DONORS | 23 Lynn Paul & Lou Beller David Pierson & Barrie Trimingham Positano Coast Rosenthal Lurie LLP Savona Amy Scheidegger Lou Seitchik & Kanani Titchen Anne Shuff & Mike Creech Phillip Silverstone Rebecca Smith Mina Smith Segal Smokin’ Betty’s Spring Mill Café Starbucks Stella Rossa Ristorante Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young Twenty Manning Grill Vetri Family Vintage Wine Bar Dr. R.J. Wallner SPOTLIGHT SOCIETY ($1,000+) Anonymous (2) John & Cynthia Affleck Jim & Janet Averill Myron & Sheila Bassman Peter Benoliel & Willo Carey Gene & Joann Bissell Louis Bluver Bruce & Barbara Byrne Joan Levy Coale Nicholas D. Constan Tobey & Mark Dichter Gene F. Dilks Nancy Hogan Dutton Stacy Maria Dutton Juliet Forster Jim & Kay Gately Eduardo Glandt David & Linda Glickstein Maxine & Jay Goldberg Carole & Emilio Gravagno Harry & Catherine Halloran Donna M. Hill, Esq. & John R. Wilson, Jr. Alan R. & Nancy J. Hirsig Betsy Kalish Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Greg Kleiber & Harriet Ravdin

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24 | THANKS TO OUR DONORS Ron & Marianne Evans Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Forney Charles & Alison Graham John & Susan Hansen-Flaschen Hal Jones & Clarissa Carnell Carol LaBelle Lucille Larkin & Paul Macdonald Mr. & Mrs. Leon L. Levy Dr. & Mrs. George E. McLaughlin Eileen & David Murphy Elizabeth Napolitano Barbara Oldenhoff Adelle Rubin Lou Seitchik & Kanani Titchen Kathleen Stephenson David & Lisa U’Prichard Dr. Vasek Vitek FLARES ($250–$499) Anonymous (3) Naidine J. Adams Jonathan Arac & Susan Balée Eileen Baird Daniel & Susan Behrend Paul Berman Michael Buckley Anmiryam Budner & Martin Phillips Joan I. Coale Pierce, Parker & Mark Cunneen Maude de Schauensee The Dodd Family Antoinette Farrar Seymour Teresa Fink Hazel Forster Mark Froehlich Dan Gannon Elizabeth Gemmill Shelley Green & Michael Golden June L. Hament Philip Hawkins & Ronnie KurchnerHawkins Esther & Bob Hornik Elizabeth Johnston Barbara & Charles Kahn, Jr. Maria & Thomas R. Keane Dan Kern & Nancy Boykin Caroline & Peter Koblenzer Deen Kogan David Lerman & Shelley Wallock

David & Carol Levin William A. Loeb Kenneth & Barbara Mendenhall Denise & Stephen Mitnick Michael Nessly & Betsy Marple F. Laurence & Mary Pethik Richard & Shirley Pratt Paul A. Rabe & Cheryl Gunter Alex & Sulamit Radin Martin & Phyllis Rosenthal Patricia Saddier Paul & Barbara Schraeder Philip B. Scranton & Ginny McIntosh Nick & Jean Selch Robert & Karen Sharrar Bart & Sandy Silverman Jerry & Marilyn Smith John & Susan Smith Mina Smith-Segal & Morris Klein Jay Spivack & Sandra Koffler Phil & Doris Steinberg Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Stevens Chris & Lee Van De Velde Charlotte & Carroll Weinberg, M.D. Adam & Sarah Weinstein Theodore Weiss The Welsh Family M. Jane Williams Ted & Stevie Wolf Richard Woodhams CANDLES ($100–$249) Anonymous (13) Elizabeth Ann Armour Maggie Baker & Richard Bradin Jane Barry John Bassani & Ann Wilson Carolyn Bassett Robert & Sandy Bauer Sheila Bell Jay & Nancy Berkowitz Richard & Constance Berman Frank Bernard Anne Bockol Lois & Michael Brooks Carol Buettger Mark & Cecile Burgert Mary-Louise Burgoyne


THANKS TO OUR DONORS | 25 Pauline Candaux & Solomon Katz Carl Capista & Donna Ostroff Peter & Fran Carnahan Lee Casper & Maureen Abrams David Cast & Jacqueline Falkenheim Irene Cherkassky & Jim Burke Ira Clavner James & Sandra Corry Doug & Laurel Costa Joan Countryman & Ed Jakmuah James Crawford Joseph & Helen D’Angelo Drew & Catherine Dedo Peter DeLaurier Cordelia Delson David R. DeVoe Rhonda Dickey Frank & Ann Dougherty Lilly & Leendert Drukker William Eberle Dwight & Jennifer Edwards Takeshi & Sayuri Egami David & Estella Elesh Nancy Ely-Raphael Gary Emmett, MD & Marianne Ruby, MD Loraine & Toby Engel Helen & Leonard Evelev Tunde Farkas Elizabeth Rappaport Fife & Daniel Fife Jack H. Fisch Deborah Fishbein Lana & Ralph Fishkin Mrs. George S. Forde, Jr. Elizabeth W. Fox Molly Frantz Mark S. Frazza David Norman Freeman Mark Garvin & Diane Menio, in memory of Ceal Phelan Janice Gault & James Vander, in honor of Rebecca Williams Nancy Gellman Alexander Gillett Kathie Goodman Diane Graboyes Andrew & Melissa Greenberg

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26 | THANKS TO OUR DONORS Christine Nocera Jay Ochroch Mr. and Mrs. Shaun F. O’Malley Craig Oren Maureen Parris Henry Pashkow Clifford Pearlman Bruce Pearson Bob Peck Steven J. Peitzman, MD Lili Perski David Picker Maureen Pugh Michael A. Radin Gayle Reedy & Beth Burns Steve Reichman Mr. & Mrs. Reiss Sevgi Rodan Franklin & Cintra Rodgers Joan & Jerry Roller Don & Lynne Rosenblit Daniel & Fay Ross Richard & Judith Ross Dan & Barbara Rottenberg Seth Rozin Margaret Sadler Dick & Peggy Schneider Bonnie Schorske Susan Schweitzer James L. Shannon & Donald P. Hartz Nancy Shaw & Evan Radcliffe, in memory of Ceal Phelan Shelley Showers Jeanne Sigler & James Fratto Nick & Anna Simonv Jim & Mary Ellen Smallwood Corey & Jonne Smith Mary & Dirk Soutendijk Margaret R. Spencer Carol Stein & Alexander Gillett Marilyn Steinbright Constantine & Jan Stephano Martin & Marka Stepper Peter & Louise Stevens Genevieve W. Stoudt Lucetta Strumia Dale L. Sturgess Christina Thistle

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THANKS TO OUR DONORS | 27 Kass Dymecki McIver Edwards Franklin Elliott Wm. Jos. Farnon Judy Flander Kathleen A. Foster Allan Freedman Donald M. Friedman Judi & Joel Gerstle Stan Gibell Deborah Glass Dr. & Mrs. Richard B. Gould Mary Lou & Phyllis Grady Ruth Greenberg & Michael Brodie Laurent Guy & Pamela Duke Peter & Bonnie Hahn Ann & David Harrison Henry & Gail Hauptfuhrer Robert Hedley & Harriet Power Celeste Hemingson Ruth Herd William & Jo-Anna Horn Michael Hozik & Margaret Rea Charles & Liz Hug James & Patricia Hyatt Stanley Isenberg Meghan Jones Carolyn Kendall John Lane Shelley Langdale & Joseph Guiffre Joseph & Joanna Lawton Ruthie Levikoff Norman Lieberman Liddy Lindsay Arlene Lishinsky Linda & David Marder Anthony Mauro Thomas & Helen McNutt Stephen P. Meyer Ross L. Mitchell

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28 | GENERAL INFORMATION BOX OFFICE HOURS During performance weeks, the Box Office is open Monday & Tuesday: 10am–5pm, Wednesday–Friday: 10am–showtime, Saturday & Sunday: noon–showtime. Please note: the Box Office is not accessible by phone 30 minutes prior to showtime so we may assist patrons attending the performance. ACCESSIBILITY We regret that our resident home, St. Stephen’s Theater, requires climbing a flight of stairs and is therefore not accessible to patrons using a wheelchair. No elevator service is available. We are, however, able to accommodate patrons with early seating or other special needs, including open captioning service available at select performances of each production. Please let us know how we may assist you. LATE SEATING Latecomers will be seated at appropriate intervals at the discretion of theater management. To avoid disruption to the actors and your fellow audience members, patrons arriving after a performance has begun will be seated upstairs in the balcony. Balcony seating is extremely limited, so we hope you will make every effort to arrive on time. For your safety and the safety of those around you, please comply with all instructions provided by house management. Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for latecomers. DISTRACTING LIGHTS AND NOISES As a courtesy to the actors and your fellow audience members, please turn OFF all cell phones, pagers, watch alarms, and texting devices, and unwrap any hard candies prior to start of the performance. LEGAL WARNING The use of cameras or recording devices, or the possession of such recording equipment, is strictly prohibited by law. Equipment will be confiscated by house management and violators are subject to immediate ejection from the theater with no refunds. RESTROOMS AND REFRESHMENTS The Ladies’ Room is located just off the lobby. The Men’s Room is located downstairs, one half-flight below the main building entrance. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the lobby before the show and at intermission. For your convenience, free filtered water is also available in the lobby. Food and drink is not permitted in the theater, with the exception of bottled water. FIRE NOTICE Illuminated signs above exit doors indicate emergency exits. Please check for the nearest exit. In the event of an emergency, you will be notified by theater personnel and assisted with orderly evacuation of the building.


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Arcadia BY TOM STOPPARD • DIRECTED BY KATHRYN MACMILLAN • SEPT. 25 – NOV. 2, 2014

Tom Stoppard’s thrilling masterpiece is a theatrical feast – a tale of two centuries, shifting as seamlessly between eras as it does between farcical comedy and heartbreaking romance. This comedy of misunderstandings and misinterpretations is set up against a passionate quest to unravel the mysteries of history, art, and science.

Doubt: A Parable BY JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY • DIRECTED BY KATHRYN MACMILLAN • JAN. 15 – FEB. 15, 2015

Experience Philadelphia favorites Mary Martello and Ben Dibble together as never before in this suspenseful, timely American drama that grapples with questions of moral certainty...and doubt. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt: A Parable will move you, challenge you, and leave you on the edge of your seat.

The Taming of the Shrew BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE • DIRECTED BY CHARLES MCMAHON • MAR. 19 – APR. 26, 2015

This fun, physical, eye-popping production drops Kate and Petruchio into sexy, sultry Argentina, home of the tango. One of Shakespeare’s most fiery couples, their courtship will be an alluring, aggressive dance, but the big question is: who is going to lead?

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