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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 December

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August 8 - September 26 2014

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The Neo-Futurists and Salonathon infiltrate each other's spaces for a unique series of collaborative events! Come early to TML Fridays through August and September to see some of the best musicians, poets, dancers, and other performers in Chicago.

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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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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

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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

Hair Me Out! Premiere

Written by Megan Mercier

On the verge of You Know What: A Nearly Heroic, Nearly Role Play effort Premiere

Written by Megan Mercier

Blood Premiere

Written by Trevor Dawkins

Enjoy the silence. Premiere

Written by Malic White

Bully and Apple Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

Tonight. Pita Bread. Part 2. Premiere

Written by Ryan Walters

The Sixty-Second 62nd 62nd in 60 Seconds Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

Sole Beneficiaries Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

This Week's Cast

Dan Kerr-Hobert Final Week

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Ryan Walters Returning

Ensemble 2002 – present
Artistic Director 2009 – 2012

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Malic White

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Trevor Dawkins

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Megan Mercier

Ensemble 2008 – 2013
Artistic Director 2012 – 2013

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Bilal Dardai

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

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