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Philip Lynch Theatre Lewis University
1 University Pkwy, Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Having opened in 1988, and still playing today as the longest running show in Chicago history, «Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind» by Greg Allen is an ensemble experiment in presenting “30 Plays in 60 Minutes.” Each two-minute play is performed in a random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. The collection of plays includes comic, tragic, political, personal, and abstract plays that everyone will enjoy.
Lewis alumni and Heritage Theatre Company board members Mike Frale ’17 of Elk Grove Village, Kate O’Neil ‘15 and Kevin Bukauski ’17 of Oswego are directing the production. Each one of them is staging 10 of the 30 plays to give a variety of different directorial approaches to the production. The hilarious and talented acting ensemble consists of: Bradford Bingham of Chicago, Christy Carlson, Matthew Carlson ‘15 and Cara Tumino of Lockport, Taylor Ketelaar ‘15 of Homer Glen, Eric Redmon of Yorkville, Briana Reidy ‘16 of Darien, Jordin Richards ‘16 of Tinley Park, and Noah Smith of Joliet.
Working behind the scenes are Natalia Bednarczyk of Burbank (stage manager), Taylore Cephas ’17 of Chicago (assistant stage manager), Jessie Richey ’14 of Wonder Lake (lighting design and light board operator), Jen Glynn of Mount Greenwood (properties), Lauren Finnegan ‘16 (sound design and sound board operator) and Kayla Carson of Oak Lawn and Jamie Voustros of Chicago (house management).
The hilarious and thought-provoking show is offered for two performances on August 25 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. This production does contain material not intended for younger or more sensitive viewers and is recommended for patrons 16 years old and up. Advanced ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. General admission tickets are $10 for an adult and $2 for a Lewis student with an ID. Seating is first come first serve, and tickets are non-refundable. For more information, patrons can check out the Philip Lynch Theatre Website at lewisu.edu/plt or call the box office (815) 836-5500 Monday through Friday 1-4:30 p.m. The Studio Theatre is located on the main campus of Lewis University in the Oremus Fine Arts Center on Route 53 in Romeoville.