"Spellbinding!" CORIOLANUS is a hit!
See what people are saying about Lantern Theater Company's production of CORIOLANUS.
"Spellbinding! A fine ensemble cast...Robert Lyons [makes] his debut at the Lantern with a beautifully crafted, volcanic performance. His Coriolanus is a steeled warrior who soon recoils in emotional crisis and violent self-recrimination, unleashed when he tries to assimilate back into a scabrous and self-serving society. Tina Packer is quite simply one of the finest classical actors on the planet...This is riveting theater." – The Huffington Post.
"Heading an outstanding cast in his Lantern debut is ... Robert Lyons in the title role, navigating one of Shakespeare’s most complex roles with energy and subtlety.. Lyons has the skill to shuttle effortlessly between the tough and the self-doubting sides of this ambivalent would-be conqueror" - Ticket to Entertainment
"With a strong cast and design wizards the Lantern has made Coriolanus a visceral, lively and thought-provoking experience that's not to be missed." – Phindie
"Viscerally thrilling!... As seen here, in an appealing performance by Robert Lyons, Coriolanus himself is uncommonly sympathetic- less a tyrant than a heroic-but-fragile human being, damaged by war as well as the subsequent demands of peacetime. (Tina) Packer's presence is a lovely confirmation of something local audiences can feel proud of" – Philadelphia Magazine.
"Lyons, with his blunt, hard-edged squint, is so haunted by his war experience that he appears lost, unable to function in the world at large.. Lyons’ Coriolanus loves being in power, but he’s not so crazy about obtaining that power"- DC Metro Theater Arts
Robert Lyons..in an explosive turn as Coriolanus...Tina Packer's (Women of Will), [is] utterly mesmerizing as Volumnia. A stage mother from hell, she's alternately seductive, cloying, vicious, and servile in her attempts to manipulate her son. Packer makes us believe she could single-handedly rule Rome - Philadelphia Inquirer
(From left to right, top to bottom: with Tina Packer and Mary Lee Bednarek; with Chris Anthony; with Charlie DeMarcelle; with Brian McCann, Kirk Wendell Brown and Chris Anthony; with Tina Packer; with Charlie DeMarcelle - in Lantern Theater Company's production of CORIOLANUS. All photo credits: Mark Garvin.)