WHAT: 30 Neo Futurist Plays from TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) – Written by Greg Allen
WHO: J.W. Mitchell High School Mustang Theatre
WHEN: Thursday, October 26th – Saturday, October 28th at 7:30pm & Sunday, October 29th at 2:00pm
WHERE: The Center of the Arts at River Ridge / 11646 Town Center Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654 (727) 774-7382
HOW MUCH: $1.00 to $6.00 depending on the roll of a single die! Cash or Check ONLY and available DAY OF SHOW ONLY! Info: (727) 774-9358
CONTACT: Mr. David O’Hara (Director / Theatre Teacher) – (813) 841-2580 cell #
J.W. Mitchell High School Mustang Theatre will be presenting the innovative stage experience, 30 Neo- Futurist Plays from TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), written by Greg Allen. 30 Neo-Futurist Plays from TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) will be performed at The Center of the Arts at River Ridge / 11646 Town Center Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654. Performance dates are Thursday, October 26th – Saturday, October 28th at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 29th at 2:00pm. Ticket price is $1.00 to $6.00 depending on the roll of a single die! Cash or Check ONLY and available DAY OF SHOW ONLY! If we sell out, we order out! Free pizza for a sold out show! The phone number is: (727) 774-9358
When the audience enters the theatre, they are interviewed by the cast to determine whether they are worthy to watch the show. Audience members will be enlisted to take part in some of the plays to be performed. Over the stage, a clothesline is strung displaying sheets of paper numbered one through thirty. Each number has the title of the play on the back corresponding with the numbered list of plays (referred to as “the menu”) that is given to each audience member. The order of the plays performed is “ordered by number” by the audience therefore the shape of the play changes with each audience who attends. There will be a visible onstage clock to makes sure the thirty plays are done within 60 minutes.
The work of The Neo-Futurists is dedicated to social, political, and personal enlightenment in the form of audience-interactive conceptual theatre. Though many pieces are comic in nature, there are a few that supply a profound dramatic response.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind opened at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago on December 2nd, 1988. It was conceived and directed by Greg Allen.
David O’Hara, the Theatre Teacher at J.W. Mitchell High School, is responsible for the production design and stage direction. The 14 member multi-cultural student ensemble cast is made up of Sebastian Candelaria, Cody Farkas, Jake Hektoen, Rachel Knowles, Kendall Lindgard, Joey Madden, Marylyn Patankar, Maya Patchin, Caitlyn Pollard, Savanah Ray, Bradley Smith, Chelsea Smith, Josh Smith and Lauren Zehm. The student Stage Manager is Carolina Madriz.