MCC's new drama introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface. More…
Can their relationship survive the growing divide between them over who–and what – to believe? "The Light" is a reckoning that unfolds in real-time and peels away the layers of truth, doubt, pain, and ultimately the power of love.
See it if you'd like an intense discussn of black women in Amer society. MeToo isn't just the crime, it's the aftermath. Clever rom-com turns tragic.
Don't see it if you need a perfect script. Rashad's difficult past is overdone. Gen's refusal to teach R seems cruel (stakes are so high). But moving, impt.
See it if powerful performances in this astoundingly realistic gut-wrenching writing. Such relevant issues treated with depth and respect. A must see.
Don't see it if you can't handle heavy emotional drama.
See it if Young couple discovers intense differences due to biases based on past experiences. Can they continue to love each other? Deeply moving.
Don't see it if You are not up for heavy themes including racist oppression and rape, from the perspective of black men and women.
See it if you like intense, contemporary dramas dealing with interpersonal relationships in surprising, realistic ways as relevant as today's news
Don't see it if you don't like 2-character one act plays that deal with #MeToo and R. Kelly-like issues with confrontations and personal anguish
See it if you're looking for a show of the moment--particularly one that tackles the #MeToo movement and race relations.
Don't see it if you're looking for escapist entertainment. This show is a reflection of the current state of our country. And it ain't pretty.
See it if you appreciate an excellent drama about relationships and the issue of sexual assault. Very relevant, very intense.
Don't see it if you do not like discussions or issues about sexual assault and rape.
See it if you crave great acting, writing, sets and topical stories; both actors are wonderful while they make you laugh then rip your heart out.
Don't see it if up close and personal is unappealing; the #metoo issue is a painful one especially if it hits too close to home; you don't like tension.
See it if you like to see powerful acting performances and relevant themes. It's a captivating piece of theater in the context of current events.
Don't see it if you're looking for something less serious. Or you don't want to see a play that alludes to such current events like Kavanaugh or R Kelly.
See it if you like well written, well acted shows that make you re-think your beliefs.This is as good a show as I've seen recently.Absolutely riveting
Don't see it if you want a light rom-com.There are elements of that, but it is more about Black Lives Matter/Me Too issues.Touching on a very deep level.Go!
See it if A terrific two-hander. Belcher and Masden meet each other blow for blow in a fascinating, very emotional play.
Don't see it if If you’re looking for light entertainment, this isn’t the show for you.
See it if you hate that any policy/cultural progress in favor of women or black people occurs at a 1 step forward, 30 steps backward pace.
Don't see it if you’re undisturbed by the never-in-our-lifetime rate of change because even w/ regression the future of you & yours is foreseeably bright.
See it if interested in portrayal of race, gender & power issues by 2 terrific actors in a show that is multi-layered & very timely. Great set.
Don't see it if occasionally contrived plot developments, but still well worth seeing.
Also MCC's new theater space is a winner!
See it if Intense two-hander evolves from romance to drama in tightly plotted 70 minutes. Achingly sensitive as lovers try to understand each other.
Don't see it if Very emotive and well done, but occasionally the messages, important as they are, overwhelm the interplay between actors.
See it if play that begins as romantic comedy & then becomes an intense look at issues of gender, race, power - accusations & who is believed
Don't see it if don't want emotional drama, heavy topics
Also wonderful acting & great chemistry between the 2 actors
See it if you're ready for a serious play that tackles many current issues in a thoughtful and emotional manner.
Don't see it if you don't want to be faced with a multitude of themes in one show (listed below).
See it if Stage set: believeable, attractive, thoughtful. Acting: Top notch Story: straightforward present time, leading to past events.
Don't see it if you are not interested in inter human relatioships, affects of racism, gender inequity over the years, Hearing devices did not work.
See it if you're looking for a timely two-hander that engages with relevant topics around race, gender, politics, education, and love.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with issues of race/gender/sexual assault.
See it if you want to see a timely play that deals with serious themes. Black lives matter and me too are both addressed here. Both actors fabulous.
Don't see it if you want something light. If you don't like dialogue driven dramas.
See it if exceptionally insightful, moving, demanding, intelligent, honest writing and brilliant performance are what you believe theatre is about
Don't see it if tough contemporary issues of race, gender relations and both big P and little p politics make you uncomfortable
See it if You want to see a timely “issues” play engagingly written and staged, with superb acting.
Don't see it if You don’t like “two hander plays.
See it if You are okay with heavy themes—sexual assault, race, discrimination, bias—in a play that’s tone is not always consistent. Still amazing.
Don't see it if You can’t handle the above, or want a comedy. My only complaint was that the writing sometimes felt like exposition and less like dialog.
See it if you want to see two outstanding performers grapple with some of the most important issues of our time--racism, sexism, celebrity, MeToo.
Don't see it if you don't care about current issues or are far right in your ideas. This show will annoy you although you are just who should see it.
See it if you enjoy the exploration and development of emotional reactions and different points of view between a loving couple
Don't see it if you don't like topics about me-too, or issues mostly facing black males or females