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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

24
Cliched, Excruciating, Obvious

See it if you don’t care that you know the whole plot in the first fifteen min

Don't see it if You like seeing interesting character dynamics and characters who evolve and get deeper over the course of the play

40
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you like propaganda in the theater and don't mind knowing every next curve of a virtually absent intrigue.

Don't see it if you prefer individual over party line. It's an agitprop on metoo theme. The chemistry between actors is real but it's wasted on a bad script


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 manipulated...by 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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