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.
“Webb's drama starts as delirious, wish-fulfillment romance...The characters are too carefully expositional, and later we're too aware of their being manipulated...by their playwright-puppeteer. Yet their fight is bruising. The actors commit themselves totally...‘The Light’ is about choosing to feel someone else's pain, and its best illustration of that idea consists in simply watching Masden and Belcher lift their internal floodgates and let a terrifying tide course right through them.” Full Review
See it if you like two people, relationships, secret being revealed which changes everything. The woman is an excellent actress.
Don't see it if a contrived plot device bothers you. Main characters are mismatched at the start. Why does it take them years to reveal their opinions?
See it if you like plays that explore the metoo movement even when the play is essentially just a wordy discussion.
Don't see it if you like believable characters and plots. The plot and characters were contrived to deliver the message.
See it if You want to see a two hander with great acting that tries to grapple with current issues. Great acting
Don't see it if This is an play that is so obviously trying to tackle specific themes that it gets tiring and it's plot points are rather obvious.
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