This year’s spring play, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, is not one to miss! (Greg Allen, the playwright, found inspiration for the title from a special needs boy who would smash light bulbs and say, “too much light makes the baby go blind,” which Allen remembered during his writing process.) This high-energy and interactive play was the longest running show in Chicago, performed from 1988 to 2016 for fifty weekends of the year. Classified as a Neo-Futurist play, it shares similarities with the twentieth century Italian Futurist Movement, which reflects an aesthetic of non-illusionary theatre where the actors play themselves and the audience is also an “actor.” These 30 plays in 60 minutes are guaranteed to blow your mind!
As a member of this show, I highly encourage everyone to come see it! Performances are April 25 through 27 in the Presentation Hall at 7:30! Here are a few things my fellow cast members have to say about the play: