Venue Details

147 Star Starred
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
202-393-3939
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Member Tips

BJ
If you sit on the aisle, you may be picked to be part of the performance.
info Dec 22 2008 star this tip starred
BJ
If you're hungry, hope for a full house. When it's a sell-out crowd, a pizza is ordered.
info Dec 22 2008 star this tip starred
David
Very casual. Most wore jeans and were under 30
info Dec 22 2008 star this tip starred
David
Furget abboutit! Take Metro
info Dec 22 2008 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Mixed crowd, casual crowd.
info Dec 22 2008 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
If you get there early enough, free street parking on the weekends, but the metro is so close.
info Dec 22 2008 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

226 ratings
4.3 average rating
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23 events
15 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 27 2007

This was truly a comedic theatrical company that does 30 plays in an hour...tho' when I saw it, they only got to 28 out of 30! LOL! They had you laughing from the... continued

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109 events
40 reviews
27 stars
attended Apr 23 2011

This was most fun I've had in a while. An all-around great production: smart, hilarious, irreverent, thoughtful, and frenetic. Well worth seeing. Note: If you're sitting... continued

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8 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 25 2007

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.)

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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 _

Description

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.