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Infiltration + WITCH HAZEL

Infiltration+Winnifred Coombe

Travelogue: NextNowFest, Buffalo Wild Wings and The Lobby of The Holiday Inn


Infiltration+Medicine Women


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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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October 16 - November 29 2014

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The stage blood is in the water. Pseudo-Chum juxtaposes the creation (The Rehearsal) and the production (The Performance) of Chum with the destruction of the playwright (The Interview).

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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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NY Neo Emma Reaves joins us all through October!

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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.

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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

The Secret Service in Brief Premiere

Written by Trevor Dawkins

The Wax Statue Premiere

Written by Trevor Dawkins

My Li(f)e is in Your Hands Premiere

Written by Phil Ridarelli

Drinking Problem Premiere

Written by Phil Ridarelli

Waiting for Boxcars (A Play for Anybody Who Ever Asked If The Dice Were Loaded) Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

pornogami. Premiere

Written by Malic White

You've been invited to girls' night. Premiere

Written by Malic White

The title
of this play
looks like a poem. Premiere

Written by Ryan Walters

Hard to swallow. Premiere

Written by Emma Reaves

A scene in which Emma relives the moment she came to terms with her cat's Oedipus Complex (as well as her own sexuality) with Phil as Emma's cat and soundtrack by R. Kelly. Premiere

Written by Emma Reaves

Sole Beneficiaries Final Week

Written by Bilal Dardai

This Week's Cast

Emma Reaves Debut

New York Neo-Futurist

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Phil Ridarelli Returning

Ensemble 1990 – present

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Ryan Walters

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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Bilal Dardai Final Week

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

More About Bilal

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