"Law Firm or Folk Band?" - Saturday, March 28, 2015.

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Macaroni and Metal, Wine and Arsenic, 30 plays and 60 Minutes

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February 19 - March 28 2015

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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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"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.

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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

The Binge Premiere

Written by Lily Mooney


Written by Nick Hart

Shock Value Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

Nostalgia is gross Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field, I'll meet you there" Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler

One-man Show with Assistance Premiere

Written by Kurt Chiang

Radical Imagination Premiere

Written by Kurt Chiang

Antithetical Jazz Riff Premiere

Written by Trevor Dawkins

Drop Box on the Rocks Premiere

Written by Trevor Dawkins

This Week's Cast

Ida Cuttler

Ensemble 2014 – present

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Nick Hart

Ensemble 2014 – present

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Lily Mooney

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Trevor Dawkins

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Kurt Chiang

Ensemble 2008 – present
Artistic Director 2014 – 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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