Travel Through 40 Years in These Photos of The Light Years

Production Photos   Travel Through 40 Years in These Photos of The Light Years
Oliver Butler, who developed the new play, also directs.
Rocco Sisto, Aya Cash, and Erik Lochtefeld Joan Marcus

Playwrights Horizons presents The Light Years, directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play). The new work from The Debate Society will officially open March 13 at 7 PM at the company’s Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street, New York). The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through April 2.

The new play is described by Playwrights as such: “Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theatre designed for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye (Mr. Sisto), the now forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated play-making company The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man’s indomitable spirit of invention.”

Flip through the photos from the production below:

The cast features Ken Barnett (Fun Home, Wonderful Town, Plenty, The Fortress of Solitude), Aya Cash (Three Changes and The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights, Happy Hour, The Other Place), Brian Lee Huynh (War Horse), Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses, A Funny Thing…of NYC, Small Mouth Sounds), three-time Obie Award winner Rocco Sisto (Demonology at Playwrights, Quills, The Winter’s Tale, The King & I, Seminar, Amadeus), and Graydon Yosowitz (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Honk, Jr.; The Odyssey).

Tickets may be purchased online via, by phone at (212) 279-4200, and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).


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