The Light Years

Chicago 1893: The Zoopraxiscope, cracker jacks and neon lights. The Ferris Wheel, hootchy-kootchy… hell they even had the hamburger! On the eve of a glowing new century, something terrible happens in a humble two-story home. And everything ends. Chicago 1933: When The Fair returns 40 years later, so do the unfinished histories of everything that could have been. And so things begin for the hermit upstairs and the mysterious look-a-like below.

Inspired by the Chicago World’s Fairs of 1893 and 1933, theater impresario Steele Mackaye and dangerous turn-of-the-century technology, The Light Years premieres this summer at New York Stage and Film. Individual tickets go on sale May 26th.

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.