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Lily & Kirsten Discuss Their Return to TML While, Above Their Heads, Guest Artist Dallas Tolentino And The Giant Who Lives In The State Park Have A Very Informational Conversation In A Sky Canoe, All In One Glorious Sphincter-Ripper Of A Blog Post

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Outside the Box; deadline difficulty and the idea of influence.

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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 March

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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Fri/Sat @ 11:30pm & Sun @ 7pm

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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. ... Learn More

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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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"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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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

A Message Board for Training Drill Sergeants Premiere

Written by John Pierson

Writing on Bicycles Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

Unintentionally Looking For You Everywhere Premiere

Written by Kirsten Riiber

A Serious Monologue Premiere

Written by John Pierson

signs I am ignoring Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

Break-Ups: The Greatest Hits Collection, Track 3. Premiere

Written by Lily Mooney

An Exercise in Trust, phase 2 Premiere

Written by Malic White

This Week's Cast

John Pierson

Active Ensemble 1996 – 2011

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Kirsten Riiber

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Lily Mooney

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Dan Kerr-Hobert

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Malic White

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Bilal Dardai

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

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