Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT

The New Colony is pleased to conclude its ninth season with the world premiere of Loy Webb's gripping romantic drama THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 - February 4, 2018 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org. The press opening is Monday, January 8 at 7:30 pm.

THE LIGHT features TNC Ensemble Member Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. (Byhalia, Mississippi - TNC, A Wonder in My Soul - Victory Gardens) and Tiffany Oglesby (An Octaroon - Definition Theatre Company, Significant Other - About Face & Theater Wit).

A surprise proposal takes an unexpected turn that upends the world of Genesis and Rashad, forcing them to confront a devastating secret from the past and putting the future of their relationship at risk. Featuring two of Chicago's most dynamic actors, THE LIGHT is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster journey of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light.

The LIGHT is the 30th world premiere presented by The New Colony since 2008 and marks the final production under the tenure of founding co-artistic directors Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, who are stepping down at the conclusion of the company's ninth season

The production team for THE LIGHT includes: John Wilson (scenic design), Cassandra Kendall (lighting design), Regina Victor (dramaturg), Noelle Simone (assistant director) and Daryl Ritchie (stage manager).

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Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. and Tiffany Oglesby in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. and Tiffany Oglesby in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. and Tiffany Oglesby in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(front to back) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. and Tiffany Oglesby in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. and Tiffany Oglesby in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Tiffany Oglesby and Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Tiffany Oglesby and Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
(left to right) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. and Tiffany Oglesby in The New Colony’s world premiere of THE LIGHT. Photo by Evan Hanover.



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