The Light Years

A haunted love story spanning 40 years.

Set at the Chicago World’s Fairs of 1893 and 1933, The Light Years revolves around Steele MacKaye, a forgotten theatrical impresario commissioned to design and build the Spectatorium, a 12,000 seat theater at the 1893 fair. His audacious vision - and its life-changing consequences - paint a spectacularly vivid world of forgotten futures and the indomitable spirit of invention.

The Light Years premieres this summer at Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater. Individual tickets are on sale here.

The Light Years has been developed in part at the 2011 and 2012 Sundance Institute Theatre Labs and at New York Stage and Film and is supported by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.