Musical company

Boston’s Lyric Stage Company presents THE LIGHT

Loy A. Webb’s The Light takes the audience on a journey as a newly engaged couple navigates the revelation of long-kept secrets as the power of love is tested. This thrilling, surprising and thought-provoking play will have audiences talking long after they leave the theater and will close the 2021/22 season with the directorial debut of Lyric Stage by Jacqui Parker, who has been on stage in past shows including Miss Witherspoon, Follies, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

On the night of their engagement, discord boils to the surface between Genesis, principal of a Chicago charter school, and Rashad, her firefighter boyfriend of two years. Long-buried secrets and painful revelations threaten to shatter the couple’s relationship when a gift of concert tickets is offered. What should be one of the happiest days of their lives begins to unravel, layers of truth and doubt are stripped away, and the power of love and reconciliation is tested.

Performances begin Friday, June 3 and end Sunday, June 26.

Dominic Carter* (Twelfth Night) and Yewande Odetoyinbo* (Breath & Imagination, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors) are back on our stage, known for their unforgettable roles in Lyric Stage musicals and now making a triumphant dramatic turn in a breathtaking heart. role.

Scenic design is by Baron E. Pugh**, costume design by Jez Insalaco**, lighting design by Elmer Martinez, sound design by Owen Meadows.

Director Jacqui Parker says, “I’m always thrilled when I have the opportunity to direct a universal piece that includes humor, banter, cultural music and the complexities of love. The Light is important because, like other well-written plays, it crosses divides of race, religion, gender and age. The relationship between Genesis and Rashad is filled with some really cool banter that has a bluesy quality to it jazzy and soulful. The play has its secrets, but its foundation is love and courage to love — if only we could all be this brave. This play, with this talented cast and creative team, is my theater song. It haunts me day and night and changes from moment to moment. I will undoubtedly leave a piece of my soul on this hallowed stage, one of my favorite places in the world. I practically grew up here. Lyric Stage is my family.

In an effort to integrate live theater into the lives of all Greater Boston residents, Lyric Stage offers several options, including $30 under 35, advanced student tickets, senior tickets, and partnerships with licensees. MassWIC and EBT maps that allow the public to visit as often as they like. More information at: https://www.lyricstage.com/tickets/lyric-for-all/

On Friday, June 3, Lyric Stage is offering Five Dollar Friday, making tickets affordable to everyone for $5 each. There will be a limited number of $5 tickets available for sale with the code LIGHT5.

Lyric Stage asks all its guests to present proof of vaccination: either a physical vaccination record or a legible photo, including a copy on your phone, of the vaccination record. You will be required to show proof of vaccination each time you visit the Lyric Stage.

A properly fitted mask over your mouth and nose must be worn to enter the theater and throughout the performance. The CDC recommends surgical masks worn alone (or in combination with a cloth mask on top) or a higher grade (such as KN95) and avoiding the use of a cloth mask alone. At the discretion of our staff, you may be asked to replace the mask you arrive with with a CDC-recommended procedure mask provided to you by our Front of House team.

We do not enforce physical distancing inside the theatre. However, our ticket office will be happy to help you select tickets further away from others with options either when you arrive or when purchasing the tickets.

Please visit https://www.lyricstage.com/tickets/subscriptions/47th-season-faq/ which will be regularly updated with the latest information.