New York | 1h 10m | Ends Mar 17

The Light

From 16 critic and 95 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, 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. 

Time Out New York

“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 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

During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Cliched

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
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Disappointing, Wordy

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
Relevant, Great acting

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
Disappointing, Intense, Great acting

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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In-house box office

Direct from the Box Office

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. Can usually choose your own seats. You can save on fees by buying at the physical box office.
In-house box office
$44 - $74

Discount Sites

Typical fees: $10 - $15 per ticket, and may require monthly or annual membership. You may or may not know your exact seat locations before buying. These are usually only for selected seats and selected performances.


These are for same-day performances only. You’ll be notified at the last minute, either online or in person outside the theater. Our list also includes standing room only. We list links to digital lotteries, but some require you to apply in person.
In-Person General Rush

Cast & Creatives (9)