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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. (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

"Found Audio: A Tonal Representation of NPR broadcasting." Premiere

Written by Jay Torrence

Comedy Lab: Testing Comedic Staples Premiere

Written by Jay Torrence


Written by Ryan Walters

Star Crossed Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

Cigarettes for Sandra Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler

untitled noise play #2 Premiere

Written by Lily Mooney

Glory Hole-lelujah Premiere

Written by Jeewon Kim

Trapeze Duet Premiere

Written by Jeewon Kim

Untitled Back Flip Final Week

Written by Jay Torrence

What I scream to people waiting for the bus along Clark Ave whenever I'm biking by. Final Week

Written by Jay Torrence

So Hard to Say Goodbye Final Week

Written by Jay Torrence

This Week's Cast

Jeewon Kim

Ensemble 2014 – present

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Ida Cuttler

Ensemble 2014 – present

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Lily Mooney

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Dan Kerr-Hobert

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Leah Urzendowski Courser Final Week

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Ryan Walters

Active Ensemble 2002 – 2015
Artistic Director 2009 – 2012

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Jay Torrence Final Week

Active Ensemble 2002 – 2013
Artistic Director 2007 – 2009

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