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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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5153 N. Ashland Ave
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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"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

One Time You Two Made Three Sandwiches Premiere

Written by Kirsten Riiber


Written by Bilal Dardai

"An Exploratory Committee" Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

Break for Commercial. Premiere

Written by Bilal Dardai

Leg Day Premiere

Written by Malic White

Brain Play #6: The Last Chapter of Junky Premiere

Written by Kurt Chiang

shred Premiere

Written by Kirsten Riiber

Tension. A Push. A Pull. A Release. Premiere

Written by Leah Urzendowski Courser

No Payoff. Premiere

Written by Leah Urzendowski Courser

cock writers building block party buster Premiere

Written by Leah Urzendowski Courser

hillary clinton Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler

This Week's Cast

Ida Cuttler

Ensemble 2014 – present

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Kirsten Riiber Returning

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Leah Urzendowski Courser

Ensemble 2011 – present

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Malic White

Ensemble 2012 – present

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Kurt Chiang

Ensemble 2008 – present
Artistic Director 2014 – present

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Bilal Dardai Returning

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

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