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UnTheatre brings ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’ to Slipstream Theatre from October 12 through November 3

Preview September 20, 2018 Encore Staff

DETROIT—UnTheatre Co returns for its second season, presenting Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Slipstream Theatre Initiative is to host the first production from October 12-November 3. Performances run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm located at 460 Hilton Rd, Ferndale 48220. 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, audience participation, and more. UnTheatre Co. founder Christina Killmar is thrilled to returning for their second season.

“I am incredibly excited for the newest UnSemble members to perform and to watch how the new and old influence each other’s works. We also have some new venues in some new areas this season that we are thrilled to be performing in. Not to mention returning to some of the wonderful venues that have already hosted us last season.”

The “UnSemble” features Ramona Burns (Salt Lake City), Amy Johnson (Ypsilanti), Carson Killmar (Harrison Township), Casey O’Connor (Roseville), Shane O’Connor (Hazel Park), Chris Jakob (Detroit), Tina Paraventi (Ypsilanti), Jasmine Rose (Ypsilanti), Alex Meitz (Ferndale), Amber Price (Detroit), Annelyse Miller (Troy), Ashley Lyle (Detroit), Cydney Marie (Ypsilanti), Eric Ruelle (Detroit), Inney Prakash (Detroit), Josh Thompson (Ypsilanti), Kayla Rodriguez (Detroit), Kelly Thiede (Detroit), Tabia Ellis (Flint) and Justino Solis (Detroit) each playing themselves. Additional company members include Megan Buckley-Ball (Roseville), Sarah Drum (Garden City), Joey Morse (Waterford) and founder Christina Killmar (New Baltimore).

Doors open at 7:30pm, performances begin at 8:00pm. Seating is extremely limited. Check the website for all the dates and any added shows – www.untheatreco.org.