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30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Be There.

  • Dale Daigle, professor and director. Photo by Tamzin B. Smith.
    Dale Daigle, professor and director. Photo by Tamzin B. Smith.

Location: Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts

March 03, 2015
The Drama Departments brings 30 Neo-Futurist Plays from “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” to Tawes Theatre Tuesday through Thursday, March 3-5. Professor Dale Daigle directs.

CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Department of Drama at Washington College brings 30 Neo-Futurist Plays from “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” created by Greg Allen and written by the Neo-Futurists, to Tawes Theatre March 3-5, promising a frenetic hour of theater delivered in two-minute increments. 

Directed by Professor of Drama Dale Daigle, the Washington College production will feature set and costumes by Professor Emeritus Jason Rubin and lighting design by Assistant Professor of Drama Laura Eckelman. It will be staged Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., with an additional later performance Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 p.m.

No reservations will be taken; seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. In keeping with the unconventional nature of the performance, admission will be $1 or $2, decided by a coin flip. For more information, call the box office at (410)-778-7835 or email drama_tickets@washcoll.edu

The original Too Much Light started its run in Chicago on December 2, 1988. Since that day,  no two performances have ever been quite the same, with a “menu” of 30 two-minute plays that are never performed in the same order. In fact, the order is determined during the show by the audience. The Neo-Futurists do require two consistent elements: that all the plays will be performed “from a perspective of absolute honesty,” and that the show will end when the 60-minute buzzer sounds. 

The play is not appropriate for children below the age of 14 because of sexual content and language. As the Neo-Futurists state on their web site, the content of Too Much Light  “hovers around a PG-13 movie that you can’t believe didn’t get an ‘R’ rating.”   

Dale Daigle began teaching at Washington College in 1990 and has since directed more than 30 productions—including eight premieres—and taught 18 different courses on campus. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has directed plays around the world in locations from Scotland to Kyoto.

For more information on upcoming performances, visit drama.washcoll.edu or contact the Department Chair, Associate Professor of Drama Michele Volansky ’90. 


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