Loy Webb

 Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Playwright Loy Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," as described by The New Colony, "A surprise proposal takes an unexpected turn that upends the world of Genesis and Rashad, forcing them to confront a devastating secret from the past and putting the future of their relationship at risk. Featuring two of Chicago’s most dynamic actors, "The Light" is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster journey of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light."

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