The Light

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Behind "The Light": Kabuki Drops

Act III of The Light employes the "Kabuki Drop" — a theatrical effect also referred to as a "Curtain Reveal" — in which a swift and abrupt drop to the floor of curtains or drapes on cue exposes a performer, product or idea to the audience. Go behind the scenes with the crew to see the mechanics of this special effect.

AIRED: May 18, 2020 | 0:00:59
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- And, action, Rina!

Ready, sound and drop one?

[Zhalarina exhales] Go!

-♪ I think humility would rather have different reasons to visit

- Ready 2!

- ♪ but if it must, it will, and if it will, then you gon' get it

[scroll drops]

♪ now the scriptures' making sense in an ironic turn of events

- Ready 3! - ♪ Caught me balling up

my fists to the note of self righteousness

♪ instead of hog-tying my pain to a pen and a page

♪ so I scribbled until the miracle got to a vein

♪ and my momma was still my momma in spite of the war

♪ Who for her baby would choke an elephant out of its roar

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

- Ryan go, Rina, go!

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

- Diji: ♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ I never intended to push you far

♪ or force you into submission over who you are

♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ I never intended to push you far

♪ or force you into submission over who you are

- That was pretty.

- Really nice. - Very nice.


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