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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of MCC's THE LIGHT

The New York Premiere production of The Light, the first show at MCC Theater's new home, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), opened just last night, February 10.

Written by Loy A. Webb and directed by Logan Vaugh, the cast of The Light will feature Drama Desk Award winner McKinley Belcher III and Mandi Masden. The creative team for The Light includes 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 Production Stage Manager is Erin Gioia Albrecht and the Stage Manager is Kasson Marroquin.

As part of MCC Theater's "Let's Talk" series, there will be talkbacks following the Thursday, January 31st and Wednesday, February 13th (evening) performances, as well as Audience Conversations following the Friday, February 1st, Saturday, February 16th (matinee), and Wednesday, March 13th performances.

Not every marriage proposal goes as planned. Loy A. Webb's The Light 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 in this gripping two character drama. Can their relationship survive the growing divide between them over who- and what - to believe? Directed by Logan Vaughn, 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.

The Light was originally developed at The New Colony (Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, Co-Artistic Directors; Stephanie Shum, Managing Director) in Chicago, Illinois. The New Colony presented the world premiere at The Den Theatre in January 2018, director, Toma Langston.

Photo Credit: Da Ping Luo

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