New York Neo-Futurists to Bring TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND to The Alden, 4/11
The Alden in McLean welcomes The New York Neo-Futurists in "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," a fast-paced show that drops the traditional "fourth wall" to allow cast members to interact with the audience. The single performance will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11. Tickets are $20/$15 for MCC district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center. Free parking is available.
In this show, an underground New York City favorite, the eccentric New York Neo-Futurists race against the clock to perform 30 miniature plays in 60 breathless minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. With a continually updated menu of vignettes ranging from zany to risqué to profound, it's a perfect interactive evening. Each act is performed in a random order guided in part by the loudly shouting audience members. Rather than upholding contemporary theatrical conventions of character, setting, plot and the separation of audience and performer, the Neo-Futurists aim to present actual life on stage by creating a world in the theater that has no pretense or illusion. "It is the ideal entertainment for an audience with eclectic tastes" - The New York Times