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TML Advance Tickets

Tickets to ALL performances of Too Much Light are now available for purchase in advance, currently on sale thru June

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Too Much Light - Theater On The Lake - Washington Park

July 30 - August 3 2014

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The Neo-Futurists and Theater On The Lake team up to bring you Too Much Light at the Washington Park Refectory.

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First things first—check out pictures of Ciral’s House of Tiki on 53rd St. Looks like the most amazing bar ever, right? It was. There were blowfish above the bar, Patsy Cline on the jukebox, and …

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Theatre on The Lake hosts TML at The Washington Park Refectory next week, July 30 - August 3!

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5153 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


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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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"One of Chicago's most unique theater experiences." - Chuck Sudo, Chicagoist

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

30 plays in 60 minutes every weekend.
250 unique theatrical experiences every year! 

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 fourth 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.

See Too Much Light

Day. Time. Location.

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

This is what I want. Premiere

Written by Willie Caldwell

The One Time I Didn't Hate Kids. Premiere

Written by Willie Caldwell

Old People and New People and Rejection and Hazing and a Song that was Popular a Few Weeks Ago Premiere

Written by Noelle Krimm

The rules. The rope. Premiere

Written by Kirsten Riiber

San Francisco Premiere

Written by Brenda Arellano

Es Mi Madre (y no la puedo salvar) Premiere

Written by Brenda Arellano

Of Mice and Men Premiere

Written by Kurt Chiang

This Week's Cast

Willie Caldwell Debut

San Francisco Ensemble, 2014-present

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Noelle Krimm

Active Ensemble 1999 – 2008

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Kirsten Riiber Returning

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Dan Kerr-Hobert Final Week

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Brenda Arellano

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Kurt Chiang Final Week

Ensemble 2008 – present
Artistic Director 2014 – present

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