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The Black Rep presents 'The Light'

Sunday, February 26, 2023 | 3:00 PM

A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre
6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company continues its 46th Season with The Light by Loy A. Webb. Previews begin Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the Hotchner “black box” Studio Theatre on the campus of Washington University. 

Written by Award-winning Playwright Loy A. Webb, The Light  has been described as both “explosive” and “exquisite.” Opening on their two-year dating anniversary, modern day couple Rashad (Eric Connors) and Genesis (Alicia Reve Like) have plenty to celebrate—a marriage proposal and the promise of a new life together. But everything is thrown into question when memories buried long ago are uncovered.

“Webb takes the audience on a 70-minute, emotional roller coaster ride of laughter, romance, and grief,”  explains Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep. “It’s earned the reputation as the #MeToo play you didn’t know you needed to see.”

Directed by Kristi Papailler, the production showcases Scenic Design by Jim Burwinkel, Costume Design by Kristen Gray, Lighting Design by Sean Savoie, and Sound Design by Christian Kitchens. Gloria Bontrager-Thomas is the Stage Manager with Coda Boyce as Assistant Stage Manager.

Single tickets are now available at theblackrep.org or through the Box Office at 314-534-3807. Seating is General Admission in the 125-seat Hotchner "black box" Studio Theatre at Washington University. 

Reduced pricing is available for seniors, educators, museum staff, and students. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are also discounted.

The Black Rep is highly recommending face masks inside the theatre. Please visit theblackrep.org for up-to-date health protocols.

Support for The Black Rep’s 46th Main Stage Season comes from the Arts and Education Council, The Berges Family Foundation, The Black Seed Initiative, Caleres, Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, Rogers-Townsend, The Shubert Foundation, the Steward Family Foundation, and Washington University in St. Louis, with touring artist support from the Mid-America Arts Alliance and matinee support from the Union Pacific Foundation.

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Written by Loy A. Webb
Directed by Kristi Papailler

The Black Rep, a 46-year-old legacy Black arts organization, is committed to producing, re-imagining, and commissioning work written by Black playwrights and creating opportunities for new voices and youth. Founded by Producing Director Ron Himes, the vision for The Black Rep continues: a more equitable distribution of opportunities and resources for Black professionals and students in the theatre; improved representation on and back-stage in the theatre industry; and a fostered community culture of support and mentorship for those who will follow. For more information: www.theblackrep.org 

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