Directed by fan favorite Jane Baker, New England Youth Theatre proudly presents “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” or TMLMTBGB (as it is affectionately known). Written by the Neo-Futurists, this became the longest running show in Chicago and the only open-run Off-Off-Broadway show in New York. Starting in 1988, the show ran 50 weekends of the year until 2016.
What is the “New-Futurist” experience, you ask? The Neo-Futurist aesthetic demands that everything that transpires in their theater be non-illusory, which is to say that they pretend nothing; actors only play themselves
This large and vibrant cast of teens, ages 13-19, is an ensemble experiment, calling on the audience to participate in this interactive performance. “30 Plays in 60 Minutes,” is the theme of the evening, as each play is wildly different, touching on all genres and tones; they may be political, satirical, personal, tragic, comic, abstract, musical, surreal, or poetic.
The play performs October 4 at 7 p.m., October 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., October 11 at 7 p.m., and October 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for children.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, in person at the NEYT Box Office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. The show plays at the New England Youth Theatre on 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro VT.
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