by Shelby Hudgens
Blue Curtain Productions newest show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, opened Thursday, November 31, and continues on through Saturday, December 2, in the Steven D. Morris auditorium.
“Too Much Light explores a number of diverse ideas and genres. While many of the skits are meant to be comedic, some are contemplative and even somber.” Says senior cast member, Katelyn Rosebrook.
The original show ran 50 weekends of the year from 1988 to the end of 2016.
The creator of Too Much Light, Greg Allen, and his cast members all worked to write and formulate hundreds of short plays in which they would pick 30 to perform a night.
It arouses a large range of emotions with its dark humor, exciting themes, and its ability to potentially make the audience uncomfortable.
“Audience participation is highly recommended and I feel that it’s very necessary for the show to be at it’s fullest potential.” says sophomore cast member Ashlynn Main.
There is limited seating, so make sure to get there quick! It’s an interactive play, so audience members are expected to take part in the show. However, you are able to refuse to participate should you wish to.
For this production, audience members will spin a ticket wheel, with prices ranging from free to $10.
Blue Curtain’s version of Too Much Light director, Emily Johnson, picked 42 plays for her “neo-futurists” to rehearse, and each night she and her assistant stage managers choose 30 plays to perform, like the original.
Every night is a different order and a different plays.
You won’t want to miss it!