The Lights Up Festival, produced by Princeton senior Sally Root ’22, is a celebration of theatrical arts and an opportunity to learn how to re-enter the theater space safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kicking off the festival on October 7 at 8 p.m., Princeton students read The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Tara Moses. The Thanksgiving Play is a one-act satirical comedy about four white people trying to devise a politically correct piece of theater about Thanksgiving for an elementary school.
The reading is open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Free tickets are required for the reading of The Thanksgiving Play. To reserve a seat, log-in with Princeton net ID to the University Ticketing website, then select your tickets.
Thursday, October 7
8:00 PM — Reading of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse | Wallace Theater
Friday, October 8
6:00 PM — Conversation with Calvin Chin, Head of Counseling and Psychological Services at Princeton University | Wallace Theater
8:00 PM — Reading of Your Healing is Killing Me, a solo play by Virginia Grise performed by Associate Professor of Theater Brian Herrera | Wallace Theater (also livestreamed for public audiences)
Saturday, October 9
3:00 PM (EDT) — Virtual Conversation with playwright Virginia Grise | via Zoom
7:00 PM — Toast and Social Hour — if you do not have a ticket to the following Lights Up Cabaret, sign in will be required at this event. | Forum
8:00 PM — Lights Up Cabaret | Wallace Theater
All festival events are open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Free tickets or advance registration required for some events.
COVID-19 Guidance + Updates
Per Princeton University policy, all audiences attending indoor events are required to be fully vaccinated and to wear a mask. Visitors may attend outdoor events and are not required by current University policy to attest to COVID-19 vaccination or wear a face covering.
Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Attendees in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least two weeks in advance at LewisCenter@princeton.edu.
To learn more about the cast and creative team for the festival events, review the Lights Up digital program »