UnTheatre Co Partners With Planet Ant For TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND
UnTheatre Co makes Hamtramck its home for the last run of their first season, presenting Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Planet Ant, June 8th-23rd. Performances will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and will take place at Planet Ant Black Box, located at 2357 Caniff St. in Hamtramck. There will be one late-night performance of crowd favorite the Durrty 30 on Saturday, June 16th at 11pm. 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.
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 thrilled to be completing their first season and is in negotiations with local theatres to bring the show back next season.
"This first season has been beyond expectations. The audience response has been fantastic with not just sold out crowds but true engagement between written word, performance and audience response. To be such a newcomer to the southeast theatre community it's also been a delight to be welcomed and supported by so many incredible small theatres and arts organizations in the area."
The "UnSemble" features Jacob Boida (Warren), Ramona Burns (Troy), Chris Jakob (Detroit), Amy Johnson (Ypsilanti), Carson Killmar (Harrison Township), Paul Manganello (Detroit), Casey O'Connor (Roseville), Shane O'Connor (Hazel Park), Tina Paraventi (Ypsilanti), James Rimmell (Ferndale), Emilio Rodriguez (Detroit), Jasmine Rose (Ypsilanti), and Justino Solis (Detroit) each playing themselves. Additional company members include Megan Buckley-Ball (Roseville), Sarah Drum (Garden City), Natalie Gault (East Lansing) and founder Christina Killmar (New Baltimore).