Written by Loy A. Webb
Directed by Nailah Harper-Malveaux
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When they are forced to confront a devastating secret from the past, a surprise proposal gift puts the future of Genesis and Rashad's relationship at risk. The Light is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster ride of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light. Leigh Rondon-Davis and Kenny Scott are a couple in real life and these two exceptional actors will perform this play live in their own home!
Run time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission
How to see The Light
The Light is presented as a live stream via a private YouTube channel.
To see our livestreamed performances of The Light, first choose your preferred date below. Please note that all the times are in Pacific Time. After you purchase your ticket, you will receive an email receipt which includes a link to your performance's private YouTube channel. Simply click on this link the day of the show to automatically be taken to the streaming page. The virtual waiting room will open 30 minutes prior to the show. We strongly recommend you arrive early so that we have time to assist you if you have any technical difficulties.
Tickets are offered on a pay-what-you-can scale. All proceeds go towards paying the artists, production team, and Shotgun staff members.
For questions about buying tickets or accessing the performance, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help!
On-Demand Accessibility Options
To access our closed captioned, on-demand performance recording, go to vimeo.com/ondemand/thelightVOD
To access our audio-described, on-demand performance recording, go to vimeo.com/ondemand/thelightdescribed
Both performances are available on a pay-what-you-can basis. If you purchased tickets to a live performance but prefer the captioned or audio described recording, email us at email@example.com and we're happy to provide the recording at no additional cost to you.
We have a step-by-step guide to renting videos on demand at shotgunplayers.org/online/article/vimeo and are happy to answer any questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're thrilled to host two moderated post-show discussions for The Light to dive deeper into the themes of the show. These talk-backs will take place immediately after the performances on Sunday, December 6 and Sunday, December 13 and will be moderated by Amissa Miller.
Themes discussed will include:
- Black love
- Dynamics between Black womxn and men, and how we can hold each other up
- Dynamics between womxn and men
- Violence against womxn and how our value is dependent on our relationships to men
Patrons will automatically receive a link to the post-show Zoom discussion room in their thanks for coming email the morning after the performance. We will also send a dedicated reminder with the link to all that weekend's patrons on Sunday.
If you do not receive either email, drop us a line at email@example.com and we're happy to send the link your way!
You can learn more about the talkback and our moderator on the talkback page.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets go off-sale at 30 minutes before each performance. If you're trying to get tickets after that point, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance!