One Last Times with Rob Neill


Phil Doesn't Want This To Be a Big Deal.

Sean Benjamin: Neo-Futurist Alumnus

Emma Reaves Is Real.

Infiltration + WITCH HAZEL

Infiltration+Winnifred Coombe

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:::Next up::: We're proud to be part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival this year by hosting the incomparable David Commander.

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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.

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

winterintimacy Premiere

Written by Lily Mooney

Tiny Window Premiere

Written by Ryan Walters

Paint in the Ass or An Insta-Sloppy 9 Cans (after andy) Premiere

Written by Rob Neill

1999. Premiere

Written by Malic White

This Week's Cast

Rob Neill Final Week

NY Neo-Futurist (Branch #1): 1995 – 1998
NY Neo-Futurist (Branch #2): 2004 – present

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Kirsten Riiber

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Lily Mooney

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Brenda Arellano

Ensemble 2011 – 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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Tif Harrison

Ensemble 2011 – present
Booking Coordinator 2012 – present

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Kurt Chiang

Ensemble 2008 – present
Artistic Director 2014 – present

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Our upcoming Prime-Time show "Redletter" features the work of Neo Alumnus Lisa Buscani and Ensemble Member Trevor Dawkins. Click those faces and learn more.