The Light


The Light

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 1m

A surprise proposal gift puts the future of Genesis and Rashad's relationship at risk, when they are forced to confront a devastating secret from the past. 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.

Image: Joan Marcus

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    75 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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? 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.
Cast Attributes
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Time Period Present Day
  • Duration 75 Minutes


"What is impressive about the writing is how Webb keeps intensifying both the stakes and seriousness of the relationship even as she builds the threat of that which is tearing it apart." - Chicago Tribune

“A visceral play... Loy A. Webb writes great lines and great one-liners.” - The New York Times

"Wow, wow, wow! The incendiary performances and the hot button black #MeToo conflicts fire up The Light." - New York Stage Review


  • The Light

    Image: Joan Marcus



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Loy A. Webb

Loy A. Webb is a Chicago born playwright, attorney and theatre journalist. Her plays include The Light (MCC Theater 2018/2019, Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play; The New Colony, 2017/2018, Joseph Jefferson Award), and His Shadow (16th Stree ...
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