Season 15, Sundown Shows

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 plays in 60 minutes

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

April 20th-22nd & 27th-29th, 2023

Written & conceived by: Greg Allen & The Neo-Futurists
Directed by: Ryan Davila & Lindsey Hall

An ensemble experiment in presenting “30 Plays in 60 Minutes.” Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind was originally performed in Chicago in 1988 by the experimental theatre troupe The Neo-Futurists. Part of their enduring mission is to create “immediate, unreproducible events at affordable prices” and that is exactly what we aimed to do as well. As one of the founding Neo Futurists members Greg Allen states it, “all of our plays are ‘set’ on the stage in front of the audience. All of our ‘characters’ are ourselves… We do not aim to ‘suspend the audience’s disbelief’ but to create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life.”

Each short play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest, and the show changes every single night. This particular production featured 3 different pre-show activities/performances, as well as a penalty chosen at random (from a list the cast created) by an audience member.


Lindsey Hall
Ryan Davila
Jessica Barnes
Brandy Townsend
Jacob Drum
Julia Bodiford
Matthew Eitzen


Directors: Ryan Davila & Lindsey Hall
Stage Manager: The Little Voice Inside Your Heart
Producing Member: Kara Bruntz
Sound Designer: Ryan Davila
Props Designer: Julia Bodiford

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