|Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
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Posted: March 7, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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Baby Wants Candy is not the only Chicago late night comedy import. Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, the weekly 10 pm show (Fridays and Saturdays) in the East Village, is another that rules the stage. TMLMTBGB — yes that is a handful — offers 30 short plays in 60 minutes. You read that right. While Baby Wants Candy give you a new musical in an hour, you get nearly three dozen news plays by TMLMTBGB. And, the audience gets to choose what order they are in! Can you imagine performing that? What a challenge.
And at the end of the show, dice are rolled to determine how many new plays must be written for the next week’s show. If the number is six, next week’s audience will see 24 of the short plays you did and six new ones. It’s a wild, raucous concept. And, it’s easy to understand why the show has been going strong for years at the Kraine Theater.
If you need more convincing to check the show out, here’s a video showcasing some of their work.