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Lantern Theater Company 2014-15 Season

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Lantern Theater Company
Charles McMahon, artistic dir.; Anne Shuff, managing dir.; Kathryn MacMillan assoc. artistic dir.

Production Description

Casting the Lantern Theater Company's 2014-15 season. Season includes William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" (Charles McMahon, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24, 2015; runs Mar. 19-Apr. 26) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (John Nicholson & Steven Canny, adaptation. Rehearsals begin May 5, 2015; runs May 28-June 28).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Philadelphia, PA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $417/wk. Equity SPT 6 Contract.


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Character Breakdown

"The Taming of the Shrew"
by William Shakespeare, directed by Charles McMahon.

All actors will play various ensemble roles in addition to these main roles.

Baptista (male, 50-60): Curtis, Haberdasher

Petruchio (male, 30-40): Confident and self assured, suitor to Katharina

Katharina (female, 25-35): Strong minded and sometimes violent

Bianca (female, 18-25): Younger sister to Katharina, pleasant, affable, and somewhat flirty

Lucentio (male, 18-25): Suitor to Bianca, clever, determined, callow

Grumio (male, 30-40): Servant to Petruchio

Tranio (male, 30-40): Servant to Lucentio

Hortensio (male, 40-50): Suitor to Bianca

Gremio (male, 50-60): Suitor to Bianca


"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by John Nicholson & Steven Canny, adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by TBA.

The play is a fast moving ensemble piece with the three performers changing roles very quickly. Strong comic timing is a must.

Actor 1 (male): Holmes, Stapleton, Cecile Stapleton, Mr. Barrymore, Mrs. Barrymore, Yokel 3

Actor 2 (male): Watson, Yokel 1

Actor 3 (male): Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry Baskerville, Mortimer, Cabbie, Yokel 2, Wise Yokel