The Light Years
July 23 - August 2, 2015
In the Powerhouse Theater
Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen
Developed and directed by Oliver Butler
The award-winning play-making company The Debate Society (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) crafts 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.