05 January 2012

The Great Divorce comes to Philly again

Anthony Lawton Returns to Lantern Theater Company with Adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, Feb. 7-12

For one week only, Lantern Theater Company will present reprise performances of The Great Divorce, Anthony Lawton’s popular adaptation of the C. S. Lewis work. A Philadelphia-based theater artist, Lawton has received widespread critical and public acclaim for this one-man show, described as “passionate acting combined with riveting storytelling” by The Philadelphia Inquirer and “unmissable” by Philadelphia City Paper. Oh, and IambicAdmonit called it "truly excellent: lively, accurate, impassioned, challenging, convicting, and all-around amazing." Surely that's too many adjectives?

According to the Lantern Theatre press release, C.S. Lewis' own favorite among his works, The Great Divorce tells the satiric and comic tale of hapless professor Clive and the motley band of malcontents who join him on a very curious bus ride. Journeying between Hell and Heaven, Clive crosses a wildly inventive landscape drawn by Lewis' philosophical imagination in a story filled with dazzling language and surprising insight.

The Great Divorce opens Tuesday, Feb. 7 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 Tickets are $35 for general admission or $40 for premium seating and are available online at or by calling the Lantern Box Office at (215) 829-0395. $10 student rush tickets are available 10 minutes before curtain with valid ID; cash only. Additional discounts are available for seniors and groups of 10 or more. Lantern Theater Company is located at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Streets in Center City Philadelphia.

You should go see it!!!!!!!!

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