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Dan and Phil have been cheated! (And now it's your turn.) Join creators Dan Kerr-Hobert and Phil Ridarelli as they share everything they've learned about cons and con men and how the con game has shaped Chicago, our pasts, and our futures. 

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The Neo-Futurists: Body - Comprised of essays, interviews, play-text, photographs, illustrations, lists, and collage, the book is a body of work birthed in collaboration with current Neo-Futurists, Neo Alums, and special guests (including interviews with …

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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

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Showtimes for Too Much Light:

  • 11:30pm on Fridays
  • 11:30pm on Saturdays
  • 7:00pm on Sundays
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"A hectic and invigorating hodgepodge of brainy rants, poignant reminiscences,...and palate-cleansing silliness." - Zac Thompson, Chicago Reader

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

30 plays in 60 minutes every weekend, and ever-changing.
Over nine-thousand 2-minute plays written since 1988.

Our signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its twenty-sixth year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. Too Much Light…, with its ever-changing “menu,” is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.

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Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. & Sunday at 7:00 p.m. All shows will be performed at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland @ Foster. Check out our Tips for going to TML and learn everything else you need to know here (about the show, not life). Same Show Times. Different Shows, Every Time.

This Week in Too Much Light

A Nonlinear Story with Footnote*
*Based on the actual events of May 25 2015, in which these events halfheartedly attempt to reveal themselves Premiere

Written by John Pierson

You. There. Doing this. Saying that. Premiere

Written by Kirsten Riiber

Hobbesian Existentialism in Wrigleyville Premiere

Written by Trevor Dawkins

Liquid Lullaby to Conquered Cradles (for Ramadi and Palmyra, May 2015) Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

Memorial Day Premiere

Written by Nick Hart

Things I didn't know existed. Premiere

Written by Leah Urzendowski Courser

pluck the day Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler

on instinct and habit Final Week

Written by Kirsten Riiber

shred Final Week

Written by Kirsten Riiber

This Week's Cast

Ida Cuttler

Ensemble 2014 – present

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Nick Hart

Ensemble 2014 – present

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John Pierson

Active Ensemble 1996 – 2011

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Kirsten Riiber Final Week

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Leah Urzendowski Courser

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Trevor Dawkins

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Bilal Dardai

Ensemble 2004 – present
Booking Coordinator 2009 – 2012
Artistic Director 2012 – present

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