About This Show

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

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: February 17, 2017 Opening Night: March 13, 2017 Final Performance: April 2, 2017

Theatermania Review

| | March 13, 2017
The world’s largest theater is off-Broadway in this new play by the Debate Society.

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