Encore Michigan

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind 04/13–04/28

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DETROIT—Returning after sold-out crowds during its October and January runs, UnTheatre Co. kicks off its third presentation of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes, opening April 13 and running through April 28, 2018. Performances will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and will take place at Slipstream Theatre Initiative, located at 460 Hilton Road in Ferndale. There will be one late-night performance on Saturday, April 21 at 10:30 pm. 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. Doors open at 7:30 pm, performances begin at 8:00 pm. Seating is extremely limited.

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 excited to move out into additional cities for the Spring and Summer runs.

The “UnSemble” features Ramona Burns (Troy), Chris Jakob (Detroit), Amy Johnson (Ypsilanti), Carson Killmar (Clinton Township), Paul Manganello (Detroit), Casey O’Connor (Roseville), Shane O’Connor (Hazel Park), Tina Paraventi (Ypsilanti), Jasmine Rose (Ypsilanti), and Justino Solis (Detroit) each playing themselves. Additional company members include Megan Buckley-Ball (Roseville), Sarah Drum (Garden City), James Rimmel (Ferndale) and founder Christina Killmar (Harrison Township).


Show Times

  • Apr 13, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Apr 14, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Apr 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Apr 21, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Apr 21, 2018

    10:30 pm

  • Apr 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Apr 28, 2018

    8:00 pm

Theater Info

Slipstream Theatre Initiative

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Box Office Phone: 313-986-9156

Theater Phone: 313-986-9156

460 Hilton Rd.

Ferndale, MI 48220