Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Listen for the Light


It’s 1844 and the Mormon enclave of Nauvoo, Illinois is a powder keg ready to explode.

Eli, a former slave turned devoted Mormon convert, guards Lula, a rebellious young girl waiting for a sign from God before she’ll accept Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith’s proposal of plural marriage.

But tensions are growing between Mormon settlers and the nonbelievers, and Joseph is running out of time.

This searing new drama examines how race, gender, and faith collide in a little-known and bloody moment of American history.

10 words or less: Faith and freedom collide in this historical drama.
Rated: PG-13.

  • Creative Team

    directed by Tamara Winters
    scenic & prop design by Sarah Beth Hall
    lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
    costume design by Noelle Wedig
    sound & video design by Doug Borntrager


    Darnell Pierre Benjamin* as Eli
    Josh Katawick* as Joseph
    Tess Talbot as Lula

    *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.

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Production Sponsors
Drew Gores & George Warrington, Dan & Fran Bailey, The Warrington Foundation