March 13, 2017: Theater artists, like many creators of fiction, share certain prerogatives with divinity. “Let there be light,” they say, and a universe radiates into existence on a dark stage. That dictum is the force behind the plot and presentation of The Light Years, the Debate Society’s leisurely and copiously detailed contemplation of the quest for illumination. But in the production that opened on Monday night at Playwrights Horizons, the process of bringing brightness to the world isn’t nearly as smooth as it is in the Book of Genesis.READ THE REVIEW
The Light Years OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- March 13, 2017
- April 2, 2017
Theater: Playwrights Horizons / 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, 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.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Light Years