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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Defy convention
TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND

Too Much Light Makes
The Baby Go Blind

(30 PLAYS IN 60 MINUTES)
created by Greg Allen, written, directed & performed by THE NEO-FUTURISTS

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
from last summer's Fringe Festival with
A NEW SLATE OF PLAYS AND
NEO CAST MEMBERS!

January 4 - 13, 2008

Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

PLEASE NOTE:
Standing room tickets are available for any sold out performances for $20 each. Standing room tickets are available in person or over the phone at 202-393-3939.

OverviewWho's whoSchedule and PricesDirections & Parking

About the Show:

This long-running late-night sensation from the Chicago-based Neo-Futurists (continuously running since the Reagan administration) is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes! The Neo-Futurists are masters of creating funny, personal, abstract, political and poignant plays – and with audiences deciding on the random order of those plays, every performance is a unique experience not to be missed.

The show was the hit of last summer's Fringe Festival. We sold out the entire run and now we're bringing them back!

"A HIGH-FLYING, COMEDIC KNEE TO THE GROIN...
a too-short evening of craziness and laughter"
– PotomacStages.com

“A no-holds-barred jujitsu squad deconstructing a sheaf of Beckett plays with help from Stephen Colbert.”

Washington Post

 “Fast, smart, risky and f@#king funny”City Paper

“HYPERKINETIC, CONSCIOUSNESS-EXPANDING BRILLIANCE. They’re fearless. They’re tireless. They’re honest”
DCist.com

 “HIGH-ENERGY FUN. Nearly 20 years of performing at break-neck speed has not dulled the Neo-Futurists’ wit or timing.”
Washington Times

"Like an entire Fringe Festival condensed into one show"
– The New York Times

“a ROWDY, GUTSY, FREE-FOR-ALL party...
bewilderingly original”
Chicago Tribune

All seats $25... click here to buy tickets.

Who's Who


The Neo-Futurists, performers of TOO MUCH LIGHT… and creators of over 60 other original, full-length productions, are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create immediate, non-illusory, interactive and head slappingly affordable performances.

From their theater above a Chicago funeral home, The Neo-Futurists have toured from San Francisco to Romania, won the coveted Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival, taught Artistic Residencies based on their unique performance aesthetic at theaters such as Actors Theater of Louisville and Universities around the country. Their acclaimed play 43 Plays for 43 Presidents was performed for President Jimmy Carter (he liked it!). To learn more about The Neo-Futurists, get books and podcasts of their plays or see what they are making next head to www.neofuturists.org.

 

Schedule & Prices

 

January 2008
S M T W T F S

 

 

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

8pm
Club Woolly

5

7pm and
9pm

6

2pm

7

8

9

8pm

10

8pm

11

8pm

12

7pm and
9pm

13

2pm

           

 

All seats $25... click here to buy tickets.

 


Directions & Parking

Address:

641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


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Nearby landmarks:


Woolly Mammoth is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on D Street between Oyamel and Rasika restaurants, around the corner from TicketPlace, and down the street from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh theatre. We are two blocks north of the National Archives and National Gallery of Art and two blocks south of the Verizon Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery.

Metro

  • Take the Yellow or Green line to Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. Get off at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue, walk up 7th Street about a block, turn right on D Street, and you will see us.
  • Take the Red, Yellow, or Green lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown. Get off at the 7th and F Street exit, walk two blocks down 7th Street (toward The National Museum of Crime and Punishment), and turn left onto D Street, you will see us immediately on your left.
  • Check train schedules here

Metrobus

  • The 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at the corner of 7th Street and E Street. Get off of the bus, walk south on 7th Street (toward Jaleo), continue 1 block and turn left on D Street, we are immediately on your left.
  • The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave. Head north on 7th Street toward Indiana Ave. (you will see the Metro stop for Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter-Gallery Place). Walk about 2 blocks and turn right onto D Street, we are on the left.
  • Not all of these buses have the same route for both directions, so please use WMATA's Trip Planner here.

Parking


There is limited metered street parking in the Penn Quarter near Woolly Mammoth, in addition to the following parking garages:

  • LAZ, 325 7th St. NW (entrance is on D Street, directly across from the theatre). Open late during Woolly productions, $10 evening rate when you mention you’re going to Woolly.
    Mobility-impaired patrons, please be aware: LAZ shuts off its elevators on the weekends. Mobility-impaired patrons who wish to use this garage should ask the attendant to park their car in the garage for them. Other options include the Interpark garage at 616 E St. NW which offers an elevator that lets out onto 7th St. opposite The Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Interpark, 616 E St NW. Open until 11pm Sunday - Friday and 1am Saturday, $9/hour (maximum $20).
  • Interpark Liberty Place, 325 7th St. NW. Open late during Woolly productions.
  • Colonial Parking, 601 Pennsylvania Ave (entrance at 6th & C). Open until midnight Monday - Saturday and until 11 pm Sunday, $10 flat evening and weekend rate.*

Garage prices and hours subject to change without notice

Driving Directions


From Virginia via I-395: When crossing the river bear left towards the 14th Street exit. Follow 14th Street, until Constitution Avenue and take a right. Turn left on 6th Street and another left onto D Street NW. (Note, earlier directions indicated the 12th Street Exit, which is currently closed for construction.)

From Virginia via I-66: Take I-66 into the District when it becomes US-50. Turn left onto 7th St NW. Turn right onto D St NW.

From Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac and points west: Reach Wisconsin Ave., NW via either Interstate 270 and River Road or Rockville Pike (which becomes Wisconsin Ave.) Remain on Wisconsin Ave. until reaching Massachusetts Ave., NW just south of the National Cathedral. Take Massachusetts all the way to 9th St. Turn right on 9th. Turn left on D St.

From Rt. 50, Baltimore and points east: Reach New York Ave., NE via either Rt. 50, I95 or the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Remain on New York Ave. all the way downtown to 6th St., NW. Turn left on 6th St. Turn right on D St.

 

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30 numbers corresponding with each short play hang from a clothes-line above the stage. Audience members shout out numbers, determining the order and selection of the plays.

 



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