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WHAT LIGHT FROM DARKNESS GROWS... A NEW HISTORICAL DRAMA COMES TO THE LAMB'S THEATER FOR 8 PERFORMANCES ONLY, JUNE 1 - 11
Time Magazine, June 12th

New York, New York - May 24, 2000
WHAT LIGHT FROM DARKNESS GROWS..., a new historical drama and love story set in the antebellum south, begins a limited run at The Lamb's Theater, 130 West 44th Street, on Thursday, June 1. The show continues through June 11 Thursdays through Sundays with evening performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets are $12, and can be reserved by calling The Lamb's Theater box office at (212) 997-1780.

WHAT LIGHT FROM DARKNESS GROWS... explores the intense and sudden relationship that develops over the course of six nights between two slaves thrown together by force to procreate. The play is written by playwright/actress Janine Carter, who takes on one of the play's principal roles. Geoffrey Owens of television's "The Cosby Show" is the director. Incidental music for the production is by Kenneth Norris.

The action of WHAT LIGHT FROM DARKNESS GROWS... takes place during the hours between dusk and dawn. Evocative lighting has been designed by Thurston Reyes to accurately reflect the time frame and the transformation from dark to light which serves as a metaphor for the characters' relationship. Mr. Reyes lighting credits include Mie Makishima, T.R. Shields, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The Actors Collective and Black Pearl Dance.

Playwright, Janine Carter is a noted film, television and stage actress and a professional model who works seasonally in Paris. She is joined in this production by a cast of 9 that features Bernard McClain, William Franken, Nathan Flowers, Sidney Williams, Lee Alexander, LaKeesha Tyler, Dawn Bennett, and Kim Reese.

Director Geoffrey Owens' directing credits include productions of Shakespeare's "As you Like It," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Richard the III," and "King Lear," Moliere's "Tartuffe," Shaw's "Overruled," Chekov's "A Marriage Proposal," "Linda Means to Wait" and David Mamet's "American Buffalo." Mr. Owens was the founder and artistic director of the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company. He has taught acting at HB Studio and The Gene Frankel Studio in New York.

WHAT LIGHT FROM DARKNESS GROWS... will run at The Lamb's Theater, 130 West 44th Street, from June 1 through 11. Tickets are $12, and reservations can be made by calling The Lamb's Theater box office at (212) 997-1780. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays with evening performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. For additional information visit the website: www.whatlight.com or call (718) 778-7843. E-mail inquiries may be sent to: whatlight_2000@yahoo.com