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Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
202-393-3939
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19 reviews
43 stars
Woolley Mammoth is a GEM! They dare to bring funny, unpredictable shows - the best in the area! I will try anything they do! (this was the first time I was not 100% satisfied).
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43 stars
Even with the current Metro issues: take extra time, don't even try to find parking
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"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind"
226 ratings
4.3 average rating
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30 events
20 reviews
3 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 get-go! Wished I'd been able to see them during their run to see how each...continued

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41 reviews
1 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 in the front row, there's a good chance you'll get involved in one of the...continued

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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