About the Show
An underground Chicago favorite, this long-running late-night hit returns to Woolly with brand new material. The eccentric Neo-Futurists race against the clock to perform 30 miniature plays in 60 breathless minutes. With a menu of vignettes ranging from zany to risqué to profound, it’s the perfect interactive holiday treat for DC’s quickwitted audiences.
“HYSTERICALLY FUNNY, INGENIOUSLY UNSETTLING AND PHILOSOPHICALLY GIDDY. If a YouTube-addicted Marcel Duchamp ran the collected works of Monty Python through a Cuisinart, he might produce an entertainment as
agreeably dizzying as "Too Much Light…”
– Washington Post
“Fast, smart, risky and f@#king funny!”
– City Paper
“ONE OF THE BEST, and certainly one of the MOST UNCONVENTIONAL, HOURS IN THE THEATRE YOU’LL SPEND THIS SEASON”
– DC Theatre Scene
“ENERGY, FUN AND THEATRICAL RISK TAKING.
“A no-holds-barred jujitsu squad deconstructing a sheaf of Beckett plays with help from Stephen Colbert.”
– Washington Post
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
Monday, December 15, 8pm Pay-What-You-Can
Tuesday, December 16, 8pm
Wednesday, December 17, 8pm
Thursday, December 18, 8pm
Friday, December 19, 8pm
Saturday, December 20, 7pm
Saturday, December 20, 9pm
Sunday, December 21, 2pm
Friday, December 26, 7pm
Friday, December 26, 9pm
Saturday, December 27, 7pm
Saturday, December 27, 9pm
Sunday, December 28, 2pm
Sunday, December 28, 7pm
Wednesday, December 31, 10:30pm SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PERFORMANCE!
Thursday, January 1, 8pm
Friday, January 2, 8pm
Saturday, January 3, 7pm
Saturday, January 3, 9pm
Sunday, January 4, 2pm
ALL TICKETS $30!
(except New Year's Eve)
Directions & Parking
641 D Street, NW
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Washington, DC 20004
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.
- 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
- 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.
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
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.
Sharon Green in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (2008)
Ryan Walters in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (2007)
Woolly Mammoth would like to thank the following patrons for their generous support of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind:
Shannon & Michael Alford
Miriam J. Cutler & Paul Salditt
Annie & Paul Mahon
Scott & Evelyn Schreiber
Ed & Andy Smith
Adrienne & David Umansky