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 Running October 7 - November 11, 2023
@ Theatre Row, Theatre One
410 W 42nd Street

a co-production with EMBELECO UNLIMITED

"Must See Show - Theater Pick of the Week"

- Frank DiLella, NY 1


"An ambient sense of the uncanny pervades the play!"

- Rhoda Feng, The New York Times


"Panettieri’s script and Norris’ actualization result in a solid theater piece.

It is a well-conceived and solidly acted play

whose every minute is worth experiencing."

- Scotty Bennet,


"Nothing complements the Halloween season like a creepy psychological thriller...delightfully tense!"

- Stanford Friedman, Front Row Center


"The Lights Are On provides 95 minutes of provocative, amusing, disconcerting entertainment."

- Adrienne Onofri, Off-Off-Online


"Norris’ direction can’t be faulted, drawing out...three sharp performances."

- Ron Fassler, Theater Pizzazz

"Brian Dudkiewicz's detailed, naturalistic kitchen set strikes exactly the right note...Lighting Designer Kelley Shih switch(es) expertly into surreal effects...Janet Bentley & Andy Evan Cohen come up with some distinctly creepy sounds...Kara Branch's costumes draw distinct class lines."

- David Barbour, Lighting & Sound America


"a perfect Halloween play to see as it is delightfully creepy...

this play is lit!"

- Eva Heinemann & Noah Miller, Hi! Drama


Click here to read the bios of our cast, creative + production teams.

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[in order of appearance]:

Liz – Danielle Ferland * (she/her)

Trish – Jenny Bacon * (she/her)

Nathan – Marquis Rodriguez * (he/him)

Liz/Trish Understudy – Carolyn Baeumler* (she/her)

Nathan Understudy – Hugo Wehe (he/him)

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Written by Owen Panettieri † (he/him)

Directed by Sarah Norris ^ (she/her)

Casting by Gama Valle † (él/him) 

Scenic Design by Brian Dudkiewicz  (he/him)

Costume Design by Kara Branch  (she/her)

Lighting Design by Kelley Shih (she/her)

Sound Design by Janet Bentley  (they/them)

Property Master/Scenic Assistant Danielle Pecchioli (she/her)

Wardrobe Supervisor Krista Grevas (she/her)

Master Electrician/Assistant LD Hayley Garcia Parnell (she/they)

Technical Director ToniAnne Cavanaugh  (she/her)

Production Stage Manager Josh Blye * (he/him)

Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Kemp (she/her)

Assistant Stage Manager Hugo Wehe (he/him)

House Management by Caroline Mack (she/her)

House Management by Sam Tuschinski (she/her)

Producing Associate Kleo Mitrokostas † (she/her)

Press Representation by Charlie Guadano (he/him)

† indicates an NLTP company member 

* indicates a member of Actors' Equity Association

^ indicates a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

The Lights Are On is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and The Miranda Family Fund.

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When Trish arrives home one night to find the lights on and a stranger waiting at her bedroom window, she runs straight to her neighbor Liz's house for help. Though they haven't spoken in years, Liz invites her inside, but Trish immediately feels something is wrong. The more Trish learns about how Liz and her son Nathan have been living, the more certain she becomes that a threat to all their safety is quickly closing in around them.

Production photos by Hunter Canning

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