Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes
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The last date listed for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from BJ
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Thirty very modern plays in sixty minutes. If you like the bleeding edge of modern theater, the combination of deconstructionism, absurdism, and performance art, then the neo-futurists are for you. I loved it. It was hilarious, occasionally poignant, incredibly well-executed.
However, I must warn more "traditional" theater types: if you're the kind who likes a good narrative and little vulgarity in your theater, this is not the performance for you.
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i'd seen TMLMTBGB before, but the show here in dc was spectacular. frequently uproriously funny, sometimes head-scratchingly poetic, occasionally poignantly moving. seriously ... go see this show. (i'll prob. see it again before it leaves.)
Quotes & Highlights
“Fast, smart, risky and f@#king funny!” – _Washington City Paper _
“A no-holds-barred jujitsu squad deconstructing a sheaf of Beckett plays with help from Stephen Colbert.” – _Washington Post _
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its 20th year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. With its ever-changing “menu,” Too Much Light… is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. With a menu of vignettes ranging from zany to risqué to profound, it’s the perfect interactive holiday treat for DC’s quickwitted audiences. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. The show’s performers always appear as themselves on stage, speaking directly from their personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with 29 other plays through high-energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. In every show, the performers create an unreproducable, “living newspaper” collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, and the visceral and experimental.
Created by Greg Allen
Written, directed and performed by The Neo Futurists
Featuring Bilal Dardai, Dean Evans, Sharon Greene, Kristie Koehler and Jay Torrence
Part of the Capital Fringe Festival
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.