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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  • Brianna Barrett:
    3 Nov. 2019
    A touching play that handles a difficult subject matter with a lot of levity, compassion, and beauty. It ties together its themes artfully and creates a world that embraces the messy, complicated, disappointing parts of life without pushing you away. It's ultimately such a delight when these characters let you in.
  • Katherine Vondy:
    30 Oct. 2019
    A simple but eloquent play that, per its title, allows moments of levity and joy into a story in which every character struggles with a different kind of heartbreak. I saw Boston Court's production of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN and was both entertained and moved throughout the play's well-paced 90 minutes. Lovely characters, lovely story, lovely experience!
  • James William Evans:
    30 Oct. 2019
    I recently saw this play in a beautiful production at Boston Court Pasadena. I found it poetic, and yet surprisingly grounded. I highly recommend it.

Development History

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

Production History

  • Professional
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    Boston Court Pasadena
    ,
    2019