Theater, Interactive Uptown
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Photograph: Marc Monaghan for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Neo-Futurarium

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Chicago’s longest-running piece of theater (two decades and counting), features an innovative ensemble of writer-performers, the Neo-Futurists, attempting to perform 30 miniplays in 60 minutes. The resulting late-night hour is equal parts block party and populist performance art. To ensure seats, show up no later than 10:45pm (or hit the early-evening Sunday show). Beyond TMLMTBGB, the Neos produce a season of original prime-time shows that take the Too Much Light aesthetic to feature length. The Neo-Futurarium also plays host to That's Weird, Grandma, the giddy, family-friendly weekly performance jam of goofball edutainers Barrel of Monkeys.


Venue name: Neo-Futurarium
Address: 5153 N Ashland Ave

Cross street: between Winona St and Foster Ave
Transport: El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 92.
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  • Monday April 24 2017 - Monday August 28 2017

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Beth B

This place is awesome -- not only can you see the long-running TMLMTBGB, but you can also see That's Weird, Grandma -- an amazing show by Barrel of Monkeys! (Full disclosure, I'm totally a BOM board member.)

Erin Delahanty
moderatorStaff Writer

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is definitely one of the more interesting shows happening in Chicago! It's fast-paced, always-changing and a great place to bring out-of-town guests.