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Intro to Too Much Light

Three Summer Sessions starting June 12!

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DIALOGUE PLAY WITH SHABANI THE ATTRACTIVE GORILLA ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

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The longest running show in Chicago, an ever-evolving attempt to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Half of all tickets to Too Much Light are now available for purchase in advance! Advance purchase tickets are $20 with a roll-back refund, meaning patrons will roll a six-sided die and receive $1-$6 back in cash. (photo by Brave Lux, Inc.)

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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

TAKE THAT SHIT DOWN Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler and Nick Hart

Bowmanville Nights Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

Sympathy for Infants Premiere

Written by

Wimbledon Premiere

Written by Jay Torrence

So Hard to Say Goodbye Premiere

Written by Jay Torrence

"Everything is hard before it is easy" Premiere

Written by Leah Urzendowski Courser

america. we see what we wanna see. Premiere

Written by Leah Urzendowski Courser

gross. Premiere

Written by Lily Mooney

friendship in 50 syllables Premiere

Written by Lily Mooney

This Week's Cast

Jeewon Kim

Ensemble 2014 – present

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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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Dan Kerr-Hobert Returning

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Leah Urzendowski Courser

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Jay Torrence Returning

Active Ensemble 2002 – 2013
Artistic Director 2007 – 2009

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Meet all three of our newest Neos this summer in TOO MUCH LIGHT!