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The Light

From 154 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the show

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. 

Member Reviews (154)


Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if you do not expect too much.

Don't see it if you think you are going to see a great play

Overwhelming, Obvious, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Intense

See it if You're interested in an emotional two-hander with socially important material

Don't see it if You wanna be surprised by the plot development, want interesting/ effortless storytelling

Also Good intimate energy and chemistry from the actors.... Read more Read less

During previews
Wordy, Disappointing, Cliched, Thought-provoking

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.

During previews
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

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?

Also The new MCC small theater is nice but very far to the west side; betwe... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Relevant

See it if You're interested in a show that addresses important issues

Don't see it if you don't like being talked down to. It seemed like they were pushing an agenda that I already agreed with.

During previews
Great acting, Intense, Disappointing

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.

February 10th, 2019
"A play — sometimes dubious and sometimes devastating — about sexual assault and its aftershocks, it’s a rom-com, a drama and very nearly a tragedy. Do we have a word for that yet? Do we want one?...Webb writes great lines and great one-liners, but they don’t always sound like spontaneous back-an...
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February 13th, 2019
“Webb's drama starts as delirious, wish-fulfillment romance...The characters are too carefully expositional, and later we're too aware of their being their playwright-puppeteer. Yet their fight is bruising. The actors commit themselves totally...‘The Light’ is about choosing to f...
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February 11th, 2019
"The play doesn’t push any theatrical envelopes, but it does fill its sturdy, conventional box with affecting articulation and real feeling...The play works because Webb, Vaughn, Masden, and Belcher III give us not only ideas and arguments but full, familiar, suffering and striving human beings. ...
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February 11th, 2019
"This compact, superbly acted two-hander opens a new front in the ongoing -- and, too often, fractious -- dialogue about race and sex. It also introduces a playwright and director who are very much worth knowing about...'The Light' is not a polemic. Webb, a canny dramatist, provides both characte...
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