The Trouble with Tuesdays.

A Dialogue Between a Southsider and a Northsider.

EVERYBODY'S QUEER: Dangerous Ideas from Malic White on pride weekend

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Gambling Lessons.

Giant-Sized Collector's Edition.

Three Up, One Down; an imagined conversation.

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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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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.

A Dialogue Between a Southsider and a Northsider.

North: We’re going all the way to Pilsen? South: It’s not ‘all the way to Pilsen’, just Pilsen. You wanna get really South, we can go scope out Beverly. Now, the show starts at 7 at …

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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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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

Stand Up Premiere

Written by Noelle Krimm

Shenanigans Premiere

Written by Brenda Arellano

Abundance Premiere

Written by Jessica Anne

Movies Are In The Park Premiere

Written by Jessica Anne

From the darkest corner Premiere

Written by Noelle Krimm

The State of Specificity in the Gaza Crisis Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

The Neo-Futurists Imagination Battle Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

How to Ignore an Unsettling Voicemail Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

Thinking While Driving Final Week

Written by Jessica Anne

This Week's Cast

Jessica Anne Final Week

Active Ensemble 2006 – 2012

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Noelle Krimm Returning

Active Ensemble 1999 – 2008

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Dan Kerr-Hobert

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Brenda Arellano

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Kurt Chiang

Ensemble 2008 – present
Artistic Director 2014 – present

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