Light
by Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
October 23 - November 28, 2004

A new work from one of the undisputed legends of modern American theatre, Light is a sexy, witty love triangle of a king, a beautiful scientist marquise, and Voltaire, the most famous man in Europe-- a passionate, painful, incandescent voyage to enlightenment and revolution.

 

 

 

 

Featuring Lenny Von Dohlen, Jeanie Hackett, John Hansen

Understudies Kent Minault, Maura Vincent, Dean Purvis

Scenic Design Tom Buderwitz

Costume Design Alex Jaeger

Lighting Design Jeremy Pivnick

Sound Design John Zalewski

Production Stage Manager Katie Ailinger

Assistant Director Scott Smith

Casting Michael Donovan, CSA

Publicist Aldrich & Associates

A new work from one of the undisputed legends of modern American theatre, Light is a sexy, witty love triangle of a king, a beautiful scientist marquise, and Voltaire, the most famous man in Europe-- a passionate, painful, incandescent voyage to enlightenment and revolution. 

Production Photography Ed Krieger

“Remarkably compelling… with] emotional exchanges of piercing eloquence whose immediacy stands out…Under Jessica Kubzansky’s stylish directioin, a trio of first-rate performers evokes finely drawn, riveting characters.”   -LA Times

“Jessica Kubzansky’s masterful direction for the world premiere of Jean-Claude Van Itallie’s play Light shows off the little jewel of a theater to its fullest advantage.  The stunningly rich yet spare set, the atmospheric shafts of light, the subtle sound effects and music provide sight and sound transport us.”   -Pasadena Weekly

“Compelling.”   -Pasadena Star News

“The triumphant return of master wordsmith Jean-Claude van Itallie with the world premiere of his gently epic Light is an auspicious event for Los Angeles theatre…Van Itallie’s beguiling account couldn’t be in better hands.”   -Entertainment Today

“Stunning…Director Jessica Kubzansky guides her small cast to superlative performances.”   -LA Weekly

“Under the astute direction of Jessica Kubzansky, this world premiere is a sparkling jewel of wit, manners and history…the production sparkles and teases one to learn more about this lively threesome…If only history classes were all this intriguing.”   -CurtainUp

Engaging and evocative…with the deft direction of Jessica Kubzansky and the nuanced performances of a talented cast, the play builds to a climactic moment of emotional power and intellectual truth.”   -Backstage.com

Nominated for two Ovation Awards

Lighting Design

Sound Design

Nominated for NUMBER OF Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards

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