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The Light

The Light, in an irregular yellow font on a grungy background of magena, crinkled-paper texture.
March 9 – April 20, 2025
In the Ellyn Bye Studio
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Single tickets go on sale August 2.

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The Light

  • By Loy A. Webb
  • Directed by Chip Miller

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Today should be the happiest day of Rashad and Genesis’ lives — he’s planned it all out — the perfect proposal before the perfect concert from the couple’s favorite artist. Things, however, almost never go as planned and when old secrets put their relationship at risk, they are forced to confront their commitment to each other and to justice. This intimate and moving play set amid the Kavanaugh hearings makes the political quite personal, in a real time rollercoaster ride of romance and reckoning.

Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, 2018.

“An exploration of truth, pain, and ultimately, the power of love.” - Playbill
The Light is the full package - great writing, superb acting, sensitive direction, excellent production values and timely, relevant subject matter presented with honesty, humor, dignity, passion and love. A powerful and affecting combination.” - New York Theatre Guide

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