My Chicago

9 Apr

I am packing my bags and heading to Chicago (my home town city) this weekend for my cousins baby shower. Photos WiLL be happening. Whenever I head back there I think about all the places that really made Chicago my home for so long. I took most things for granted until I moved to middle of nowhere Ohio. (Side note: I am actually loving this small town, for much different reasons.)  But while I was reminiscing I thought it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite spots. TMLMTBGB. Don’t understand that way cool chicago lingo. I will break that down for you. =) Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, it’s the name for this theater group in downtown Chicago. It plays in this really old falling apart theater. (no joke the last time I was there a spring was literally sticking out of my seat) But that is very much the charm of this place. You cant buy tickets early you have to show up and hope to be one of the first 150 people. Then sit back and enjoy this hilariously deep ride. =)

Got this from there website:

Our signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its twentieth year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. Too Much Light…, with its ever-changing “menu,” is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high-energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, we create an unreproducable living newspaper collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, and the visceral and experimental.

Warning: If you are easily offended DO NOT go. This show is not for the weak.

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