Plays Directory : The Lights

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Howard Korder
  • Written
    1996
  • Setting
    New York
  • Overview
    Lillian, a young clerk in a department store impulsively steals a watch from the store to replace the one, Frederic, her boyfriend, lost. Over the next 24 hours, both their lives twist and turn in ways they never expected. Lillian's guilt over her theft nearly gets the best of her and she vows to turn herself in until her friend and coworker, Rose, convinces her to lie. Rose tries to cheer Lillian up by taking her out for drinks where they meet a wealthy businessman and a city official. The men take the women out for a whirlwind evening ending in the businessman's apartment where Lillian is raped by the official, but reveals this to no one. Frederic, depressed for some time, is determined to get back on his feet. He tries but fails to collect money he's owed in order to pay off his debt to a loan shark, who, having no pity, beats him, forces him to beg for an extension, and takes the watch as collateral, leaving him on the street. He embarks on a desperate search for work which leads to a group of criminals who'll pay him to steal fixtures from abandoned buildings, which he does. The next day, Lillian returns to work prepared to confess to the theft. Frederic enters the store, convinced he's done the right thing, wanting to tell Lillian that he's back on the right path. When Lillian sees him, she sees her own way out: she wants the watch back. Frederic doesn't have it, and Lillian believes he sold it for drug money. Rejected, utterly humiliated, Frederic is again cast out onto the streets. When her superior approaches, Lillian lies about the watch, saying a customer must have taken it, thus starting new troubles of her own.

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Connected mandy members:

Katy Ross
Katy Ross
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
Sainsbury Theatre
Laura Howard
Laura Howard
Sound Designer
2019, Deputy Production Carpenter and Flyman
Sainsbury Theatre
Rebecca Palser
Rebecca Palser
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Deputy Stage Manager
The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA
Corben Jones
Corben Jones
Lighting Technician
2019, Lighting Designer
The Sainsbury Theatre
Rose Jackson-Smith
2019, Lillian
The Sainsbury Theatre
Essie Barrow
Essie Barrow
Voice Over: English
2017, Lilian
Caecilia Levos
2017, Lilian
Rhiannon Pilczek
2017, Sophie/Spectator one/Waiter one
Media Factory
Marco Simioni
2017, Erenheart
Media Factory
Dominic Jones
2017, Frederick
The Royal Court
Hal Hillman
Hal Hillman
Actor
2017, Frederic
Royal Court
Neil McKeown
Neil McKeown
Sound Designer
2017, Sound Designer
The Royal Court
Francesca Manley
2017, kraus
media factory
Essie Barrow
Essie Barrow
Actor
2017, Lilian
The Royal Court
Erica Tomlin
Erica Tomlin
Actor
2017, Man 1/Manager/Customer
UCLan Media Factory
Ross Milligan
2017, Multiple Roles
Media Factory
Gary Tatham
Gary Tatham
Actor
2017, Fredric
Media Factory
Tom Miller
Tom Miller
Voice Over: English
2017, Erenhart
Kate Chambers
2017, Lilian
The Royal Court
Christopher Weeks
2017, Diamond
Royal Court