Taking a one-weekend pause from their current run at Stage Werx in San Francisco, the theatrical steeplechase of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (TMLMTBGB) will invade the Mission’s historic Make Out Room. The SF Neo-Futurists will shirk their conventional theater setting to feature plays from their always-evolving menu of new plays, with a few old favorites mixed in.
TMLMTBGB has been running in Chicago for 26 years and in New York City for 11. The show opened in San Francisco in January 2014, following a sold-out preview run in September 2013. The performance brings together an ensemble of artists who write, direct, and then attempt to perform 30 plays within 60 minutes. Each week the ensemble replaces between two and twelve of the plays (as determined by the roll of a die after each performance) to create a show that cannot be reproduced: a living-newspaper collage of the comic and the tragic, the political and the personal, the fixed and the experimental, resulting in a one-of-a-kind experience.
“In their hands theater is the future, and the future is now" - SF Weekly
"Like the glory days of Saturday Night live only funnier and more surreal"- Backstage
"Spontaneous, exciting and perfect for the ADD riddled masses" - Washington Square News
"It's the ideal entertainment for an audience with eclectic taste" - New York Times
"...funny, wise, nakedly honest, sometimes unsettling, and invariably entertaining theater." -Chicago Reader
For more information on the San Francisco Neo-Futurists visit www.sfneofuturists.com High resolution show press images available on request
The San Francisco Neo-Futurists announce ~
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes) heads to the Make Out Room for a special low-fi weekend!
San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Neo-Futurists—named Best Theater Company in SF Weekly’s 2014 readers poll and the “Best of the Bay” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian—are pleased to announce that they will bring their weekly show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, to the Make Out Room in San Francisco’s Mission District on May 29 & 30, 2015 at 8pm.
Get your tickets in advance and be sure to come early. Physical seating is limited to first come first served. http://www.sfneofuturists.com/tickets/
TMLMTBGB is written, directed, and performed by the San Francisco Neo-Futurists every Friday & Saturday night and has premiered over 450 bite-sized plays to date. Created by Greg Allen, and rooted in the belief that the same idea can be communicated in two minutes as it can in a two-act play, TMLMTBGB’s “menu” of 30 plays are strung up on a clothesline with the audience yelling out the order in which they want the plays performed. The Neo-Futurists adhere to a non-illusory aesthetic: performers never play characters onstage, and the plays they present are direct responses to real-world events, while also upending traditional theatrical norms.
Performers at the Make Out Room include: Willie Caldwell, Amy Langer, Margaret McCarthy, Adam Smith, Steven Westdahl
Tickets At Door - $10 + the roll of a six sided die ($11-$16) Advance - $15 + fees @ sfneofuturists.com
The Neo-Futurists are collectives of writers, performers, and directors in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, who focus on creating adventurous, smart, interactive theatre. From the first performances of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in 1988, to full-length "prime time shows" like the New York Neo-Futurists Drama Desk–nominated Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill, the Neo-Futurists embrace a non-illusory aesthetic inspired by and in response to the traditional theatre, living newspapers, and the Italian Futurists.
LAST NITE ~ 2000s HIP-HOP Party! ~DJs Jami Jams & Emdee ~ $10, $5 before 11pm
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
DJs Jamie Jams and Emdee bring you all the hits from a time when hip hop got crunk.
It's like we drank your sizzurp, stole your courvoisier and rode off with your spinners.
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"The spirit of the '00s lives on at Last Nite, a party that celebrates all things turn-of-the-millennium. This month's event takes a turn away from the usual LCD Soundsystem/electroclash soundtrack to focus on the hip-hop of the day, with Jamie Jams and DJ Rapid Fire providing an experience that they describe thusly: 'It's like we drank your sizzurp, stole your Courvoisier, and rode off with your spinners.'" - Derek Opperman, SF Weekly
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