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Aya Cash, Erik Lochtefeld, and Company of The Light Years Celebrate Opening Night

Oliver Butler directs this world premiere production.

The cast of The Light Years, which runs through April 2 at Playwrights Horizons.
(© Rochelle Torres)

The world premiere production of the Debate Society's The Light Years opened Friday, March 10, at Playwrights Horizons. Oliver Butler directs the show from playwrights Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. Performances are scheduled through April 2.

The Light Years stars Ken Barnett (Plenty), Aya Cash (You're the Worst), Brian Lee Huynh (War Horse), Erik Lochtefeld (Small Mouth Sounds), Rocco Sisto (Seminar), and Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown).

Director Oliver Butler celebrating opening night with playwrights Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen.
(© Rochelle Torres)

The play is described as follows: "Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye (Sisto), the now forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated play-making company the Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention."

The production features scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Krass, lighting design by Obie Award winner Russell H. Champa, sound design by Lee Kinney, and original music by Daniel Kluger.

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