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Not to be confused with A Light in the Storm (book).

A Light in the Storm is a stage play based on the Dear America book of the same name by Karen Hesse. It was originally staged at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001. The following year, it went on a national tour.

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A Light in the Storm was the first in a series of six proposed plays between Scholastic Entertainment and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The collaboration allegedly cost the center $50,000 for the commissions, an average of $150,000 to produce each play and $600,000 to send them all on a national tour. However, only four plays were put on by the center. A Light in the Storm was adapted by playwright Mary Hall Surface. It was the seventieth youth piece commissioned by the Kennedy Center.[1]

The play was performed at the Kennedy Center's Theater Lab from October 26 to November 10, 2001. It was approximately one hour in length.[2] A Light in the Storm subsequently went on a national tour in late 2002.[3] The three month tour reached an estimated audience of 25,300 with a total of forty-nine performances at twenty venues in fourteen states. It also had a week-long run at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City as the inaugural production.[4]



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File:A Light in the Storm Cuesheet.pdf

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