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  • Eleanor Connolly

Don't Miss the Spring Play!

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: