Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
An Attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 Minutes
The show is called Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. It's an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. These plays are all TRUE, so we play OURSELVES onstage. We take personal ownership of these stories. These plays CHANGE every week, so you’ll never see the same show twice. The show are TIMED -- so sometimes we don't succeed, and some plays are not performed. The audience chooses the order in which the plays are performed by calling out their numbers, so the Unsemble gets zero time to plan in the moment. The plays are also very different--this week we're dumping mystery substances on somebody's head or playing with a demon puppet named Tomato Bisque, while next week we'll explore the notion of "The Good Guy With the Gun".
The show originated in Chicago from 1988-2016. Currently, Untheatre Company is the only group that has the rights to perform the show in the United States.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is a performance experience in which the audience is in charge of the show. The UnTheatre company writes, memorizes and rehearses 30 short original plays. Plays are written in the form of NeoFuturism and range from honest, gripping personal narratives to nonverbal performance art to socio-political musical numbers and everything in between. The audience is given a menu of numbered play titles and chooses what plays they want to see in what order by calling out a title number every time they hear the word “curtain”. Therefore, no two shows are ever the same!