How the Light Gets In

A travel writer who never travels. A Japanese architect who can’t figure out how to build a simple tea house. A tattoo artist who refuses to draw on a woman’s skin. And a homeless girl who lives under a weeping willow tree in the Japanese Garden. A romantic comedy (of sorts) about four lonely people who find each other when one of them falls apart.
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How the Light Gets In

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  • Donna Hoke:
    19 Jul. 2019
    Was fortunate to see a workshop production of this play and it's classic EM Lewis--lyrical, theatrical, and personal. Lewis knows how to distill humanity to its essence, and she does it beautifully here while also imbuing the experience with gorgeous language and symbolism. It opens in LA soon, but let's hope it keeps moving!
  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    3 Jul. 2019
    The author has an extraordinary gift of language, while also managing a very creative, theatrical sensibility. This would be a memorable night of theatre.
  • Maggie Goscinski:
    25 Jan. 2019
    HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN is an uplifting take on loneliness and the positive consequences that happen when you tie yourself to the strangers around you. Lovely story.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Fertile Ground Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Boston Court Pasadena
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Boston Court Pasadena
    ,
    2019