Know Theatre of Cincinnati

The Light Chasers

There’s so much energy in us.

Teenage science whiz Nic is stuck on Earth with her practical mom while her beloved dreamer of a father is ten years into an improbable mission to the stars. Nic vows to defy what she’s always been told is possible to bridge lightyears, get a message to her dad, and reunite her family. 

This epic, world-premiere theatrical adventure based upon the album Light Chasers by indie orchestral-rock band Cloud Cult is a co-production between Know Theatre and UC CCM Acting, written by Know Producing Artistic Director Andrew Hungerford and developed with Chicago based theatre maker Jess Hutchinson, who co-directs the show.

The Light Chasers is a music-fueled story about finding hope in a broken world and the galactic distances we’ll go to heal.

Hyperspecific Netflix Category: sci-fi · adventure · hope · family · grief · indie rock

Rated: PG-13 (language)

Run Time: 2.5 hours including one 15 minute intermission

Health and Safety: Please note that masks are currently encouraged but optional at MainStage Performances. Read more about our health and safety policies.

Now available through June 30 as Video on Demand!

Creative Team

Director: Jess Hutchinson & Andrew Hungerford
Movement Director: L. Lucia Duque
Orchestrator & Music Director: Rob Stark
Asst Director: A.J. Baldwin
Asst Director: Becca Anderson
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound & Projection Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Designer & Scenic Artist: Danielle Robison
Stage Manager: Grace Wohlschlegel
Technical Director: Jim Stark


Gabi Adams as Nic
Staylie Brunner as Robin / Comms
James Creque as the Pilot
Nico Graves as Charlie
Montez O. Jenkins-Copeland as Mshauri / Captain
Evan Kupersmith as Blake / Ops
Carson Mehlbauer as Ellis
Cassandra Reeves as Kai / Propulsion
Sarah Summerwell as Chris
Lilia Villaflor as Quinn / Science

Production Sponsors

The Hungerford Family

IndieGogo Supporters

Aaron Brownstein, Gavin Craig, Simone Himmel, Mark Maccora, Brant Russell, Alex Solis, Caridad Svich, Tamara Winters, Jacob York