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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind 01/05–01/20

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DETROIT—UnTheatre Co. kicks off its second run of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes, opening January 5 and running through January 20, 2018. Performances will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and will take place at Matrix Theatre Company, located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of Mexicantown. There will be one late-night performance at 11pm on Saturday, January 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 plus the resulting number of the roll of a 6-sided die, or online for $21 with the resulting number of the roll of a 6-sided die being returned to you at the door. For further information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.untheatreco.org or call 313-444-0652.

Originally conceived and produced by creator Greg Allen, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind begat the movement now referred to as Neo-Futurism. UnSemble members write, direct, and perform their own original plays. Each play is delineated by a simple “Go” to begin and “Curtain” to end it, and the audience chooses the order of the plays based on a menu of numbered titles. At each performance, an audience member rolls an additional six-sided die to decide how many plays will be replaced for the following weekend of performances, ensuring that audiences will never see the same show twice. The short plays vary in length, content, and format and can include silent pieces, songs, and audience participation. UnTheatre Co. founder Christina Killmar wasn’t just looking to entertain audiences when she decided to bring Too Much Light… to Detroit, though.


Show Times

  • Jan 5, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 6, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 12, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 13, 2018

    11:00 pm

  • Jan 19, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

Theater Info

Matrix Theatre Company

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Box Office Phone: 313-967-0599

Theater Phone: 313-967-0999

2730 Bagley Street

Detroit, MI 48216