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Loy A. Webb’s ‘The Light’ — virtual theater
April 25 - May 2
WAM Theatre will present Boston-based actors Elle Borders and Brandon G. Green in their upcoming reading of the acclaimed new play The Light by Loy A. Webb, directed by Colette Robert, in a virtual performance from April 25 to May 2.
Genesis and Rashad are a warm, loving couple, an elementary school principal and a firegighter caring for their families. When surprise proposal gift exposes the past, they have to fight for the future of a relationship they both want to save. The Light is a 70-minute, real-time ride throough laughter, love and fear that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light.
The Light is playwright Loy A. Webb’s first play. After its successful off-Broadway run, she said, “I had people telling me how much the show inspired them. I have college students asking me to send them monologues. I write to point toward hope. I want my work to be a neon sign in the darkness: This way out. This way to hope.”
WAM’s reading of The Light pairs celebrated actors and real-life couple Elle Borders and Brandon G. Green, who will play Genesis and Rashad from their own living room. Elle was last seen on stage in Lila Rose Kaplan’s We All Fall Down at the Huntington Theatre, and Brandon was last seen in Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Huntington in a company that won the Elliot Norton Award for Best Ensemble.
They have shared the stage several times in the past including in the Front Porch Arts Collective/ Underground Railway production of Black Odyssey, Boston and Company One/Arts Emerson’s productions of An Octoroon and We Are Proud to Present…
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to direct a reading of Loy A. Webb’s incredible play,” added Director Colette Robert. “The Light is a powerful, provocative, and beautifully nuanced story about love and truth.”