Wednesday, December 10, 2008

30 plays in 60 minutes is time enough for insanity

Performance: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (with guest artists, the Neo-Futurists.)
Theater: Woolly Mammoth Theater, 641 D St, NW (Metro stops: Gallery Place-green/red or Archives/Navy Memorial-Green
Genre: an hour of amazing insanity
Cost: Monday 12/15 is Pay-What-You-Can night. Tickets are $30. If you have a fringe button you can get them for $20.
Dates: December 15-21 and December 26-January 4
Site: here

Are you looking for a fun, energetic way to round out your year? Well I can think of no better way than spending an evening with the Neo-Futurists who are making their triumphant return to the Woolly Mammoth Theater this month. I don’t know how to describe their show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, except to say that it is crazy, intense, heart wrenching, serious, ridiculous fun. This zany troupe of actors has made a name for themselves in their home of Chicago, and all around the country for their shows where they frenetically attempt to squeeze 30 short plays into 60 minutes. We saw it last year and it is nothing less than manic, in the best possible way. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to spend an evening, and there are some great ways to see it for cheap:

  • Monday 12/15 is pay-what-you-can night. Some theaters in DC do this where they have a select night where you set the price. Lady AWesome and I are going. Shoot me an e-mail if you want to go. According to their website, here are the rules (I highly recommend you get there very early: “Tickets are sold at the theatre those evenings 90 minutes prior to showtime. Two per person, cash or check only.”

  • Fringe Button discount: Did any of you go to see any shows during the Capitol Fringe festival? Did you buy a button? If you did and you saved it (or if you are booking online) then they sent out an e-mail and posted to their website saying that you can get $20 tickets by using code 223. You can also still buy a button here, which is good for discounts all over town, all year. It’s a worthwhile investment.

  • Have you joined Goldstar yet? You can get all sorts of discount for DC arts and culture and the service is free. Register today. They are offering $15 tickets to TMLMTBGB (but there is a 4.50 service charge per ticket, grrr. But I guess that’s how they stay in business).

Let me know if you want to come see the show with us on Monday. It’s going to be a blast.

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