Through the shared act of imagination, we aim to illuminate what unites us.
The Light Fantastic is dedicated to performing imaginative, vibrant productions of classic plays for audiences who often don’t have access to live theater. We perform in homeless shelters, correctional facilities, low-income senior centers, and other nontraditional venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
We perform in cafeterias, meeting rooms, and gymnasiums; we perform with live music, with all the lights on, and with minimal sets, props, and costumes; we perform on the same level as the audience, who are seated in the round.
“Thank you for coming to show us this play, Many times I forgot I was in prison & got lost in your great acting.”Audience member at Metropolitan Detention Center