Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council of the City of Chicago have issued a resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes and the live stage work’s status as the longest running original show in Chicago theater history. As part of the resolution, Chicago theater staple The Neo-Futurists have been honored “for their ongoing contributions to making the arts part of daily life in Chicago for 25 years and counting.” Created by Greg Allen, written and performed by The Neo-Futurists, the first performance of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind was presented on Friday, December 2, 1988 at the old Stage Left theater (now a comic book store). The show has run continuously ever since, making it the longest running show in Chicago theater history, and on December 2, 2013, the show celebrated its 25th birthday. The official Resolution acknowledges some of the Neos' accomplishments and contributions to the cultural fabric of Chicago. The Neo-Futurists celebrated 25 years with an anniversary show on Decembber at 8 p.m. at their original location at 3244 N. Clark Street. For more information about the show or The Neo-Futurists, visit www.neofuturists.org.