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 want an engaging and entertaining play with incredible actors that also addresses very relevant issues in society today.
Don't see it if you only like musicals
Also masterful mix of light and serious
See it if you like cracking, relevant & provocative drama with great performances. Lots of post theater discussions with much food for thought.
Don't see it if are uncomfortable w/ the discussion around the me-too movement, & the black experience. Some plot points don't seem earned (i.e. inauthentic
See it if you like to see shows that are a call or response to the events going on around you
Don't see it if you are into light hearted comedies with happy endings that don't deal with relevant issues
See it if You can be captivated by a relationship between two people and how it might develop and grow; much unfolds and mood shifts
Don't see it if You don't want to think too deeply or consider important issues about how we can support one another through trials
See it if You wonder if you're guilty of racism/sexism and don't know it. Watch a couple in love dealing with their innermost beliefs as they arise.
Don't see it if You don't care about other people's emotional issues or want to face your own.
See it if you like theatre addressing the current social climate.
Don't see it if you're expecting any answers, or if you get frustrated that the audiences seeing the piece aren't the ones that need to be seeing it.
See it if you are not afraid of a powerful and disturbing look at race, sex, and the desperation of powerlessness. The writing is strong.
Don't see it if thinking about what you are seeing in the theater makes you uncomfortable, or if discomfort will ruin your evening. This is strong stuff.
See it if you want to see a complex, incisive, extremely well-acted and topical play that hits hard with the truth but doesn't paint a bleak picture.
Don't see it if on this particular day you're looking for a break from reality. Then, tomorrow, go see it.
See it if Kavanaugh and Ford situation in the Black community: how race plays out with sexual assault for men and women.
Don't see it if Sexual assault is triggering. Semipredictable plot if you're aware of Kavinaugh/Ford discussions for men vs feminists (#metoo,I believe her)
Also Free ticket from Show Score.
See it if You love shows about relationships and intersectionality, and care about supporting POC in theatre.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows that explore issues of race, gender, power.
See it if you want a look into a deeply intimate conversation between two people in love and facing a reckoning moment in their relationship
Don't see it if You have very specific triggers (I don't want to spoil but call the theater if you want more information)
See it if Principled principal is resolute in carrying burdens of black women when offered a personally-charged proposal from her fiance. Posh set.
Don't see it if References to & parallels to Ford v. Kavanaugh w/ added layer of race may be too soon.Depends how much immersion or distance from topic 4you
Also Brand new shiny home of MCC.
See it if You would enjoy a one act journey into the depths of a young relationship. Two characters that you want to root for!
Don't see it if You dread intense drama that will turn you inside out b
See it if you want a lean, searing, gut punch of hot button issues delivered with humor, directness, and believability. Young artists make their mark.
Don't see it if you don't want to be shaken or stirred; you're not interested in the Me Too Movement and its issues; or you resent very short running times.
See it if You want to see a play that involves a couple and a lot of crazy things that can happen on the night of their two-year anniversary
Don't see it if You are looking for a light fluffy play. Yes the pun was intended
See it if Two astonishing lead performances, exhibiting the emotional range and subtlety necessary to make these characters come alive and draw us in
Don't see it if The power of a lot of refreshing, authentic, witty, and romantic dialogue, and sharply observed characters were somewhat attenuated by ...
Also too much ideological pontification.
See it if See it just for the acting (and direction). Incredibly powerful performances expressing an incredibly wide range of emotions.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be exposed to topical and difficult issues. Also, the writing became preachy and didn’t ring true to me in places.
See it if You like contemporary themes, plays that make you comteplate about your life and maybe reevaluate your beliefs
Don't see it if If you do not watch an intense play, that deals with issues affecting women
See it if You like to question issues regarding race, sexism, and relationships between men and women. Great acting.
Don't see it if you don't like intense relationship dramas with only two actors on stage.
See it if You want to see an intense drama relevant to our times
Don't see it if You do not like plays dealing with race issues or differening opinions over an issue between a couple.
See it if u like plays with a message, great acting, great directing
Don't see it if u don’t want to see a promising new playwright's heartfelt thoughts, feelings and hopes about women brought to light
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