Free Performances Of The Neo-Futurists' 'Too Much Light' Coming To Chicago's Parks

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 11, 2015 4:30PM

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Photo from last year's event at Dvorak Park, photo by joe mazza brave lux inc

The Neo-Futurists are taking their signature show on the road. Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind has been playing in Chicago for 25-plus years, making it the longest running show in the city. The show's format of "30 Plays in 60 Minutes," with a menu of preselected plays for audience members to request in any order, is able to evolve each night, making every performance different. Plays include monologues, sketches, song and dance routines and everything in between, and allow for plenty of audience interaction. Performances are often raw, experimental and heartbreaking, making for memorable shows that aim to deeply connect with their audiences.

To switch up their setting and bring their show to new viewers, the group is continuing their tradition of performing in Chicago's public parks. This year they'll perform in Harrison Park on Aug. 20 and 21 at 7 pm. Later this fall they'll move further south to the South Shore neighborhood and perform at the Don Nash Community Center on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.

Get to the parks early to grab a spot; these special appearances have been known to pack the house. Doors open a half hour before show time and admission is free to the public.

For regularly scheduled performances of Too Much Light, check out the Neos' weekly show schedule.