Read Reviews for Loy A. Webb’s The Light Off-Broadway

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Loy A. Webb’s The Light Off-Broadway
The MCC Theater production, directed by Logan Vaughn, inaugurates the company's new midtown space.
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Mandi Masden and McKinley Belcher III Joan Marcus

MCC Theater celebrated the official opening of Loy A. Webb’s play The Light February 10. Directed by Logan Vaughn, the two-hander tells the story of a couple in an exploration of truth, pain, and ultimately, the power of love.

The play takes up MCC's new, permanent 52nd Street theatre, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, marking the company's inaugural production in its new home.

Loy A. Webb Marc J. Franklin

The Off-Broadway premiere stars Drama Desk Award winner McKinley Belcher III (The Royale, The Art of Racing in The Rain) and Mandi Masden (Saint Joan, Jitney).

Read reviews for the production below:

New York Stage Review (David Finkle and Michael Sommers)

New York Times (Alexis Soloski)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Unfolding in real time, the play introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives: a marriage proposal. Their joy quickly unravels, however, when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface.

The production features scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA.

The Light was originally developed at The New Colony in Chicago, where the play premiered in January 2018.

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