Chaz at Twinfinite writes,
The first thing that must be said is that Actual Sunlight is not something for everyone. Dealing through and through with depression, failed relationships, and suicide, this isn’t a world where everything works out or people get all the help that they need. The story is a stark, no-frills expression of a man in the depths of the darkest corners of the human psyche, and the text-heavy play is littered with profanity and extreme self-loathing and hopelessness. An inescapable dread and sadness permeates nearly every line; both interactions with other characters and frank internal reflection offer little to feel good about, or to take any sense of accomplishment from.