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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

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.