Theater group presents 30 plays in 60 minutes

By Joao Vitor Bonanoni/ Staff Writer

The Missouri Valley College Theatre Ensemble will be performing the production “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”, 30 plays in 60 minutes. Written by Greg Allen, the production presents 30 Neo-Futurist plays and involves the audience’s participation to decide the direction of the performances. 

“The plays range from absurdist, to realistic slices of life, to comedy,” said Harold Hynick, Professor of Theatre. “It runs the gambit of styles; some are very personal, some are very political, it is just the truth as told by the Neo-Futurists.” 

Each night the show will provide a different experience to the audience based on the flexibility of the production.  

“There are 30 plays, and we have 60 minutes to perform those 30 plays,” Hynick said. “The audience has a menu and they call out from the menu what they want to play next.”

Together with the play, the MVC Theatre troupe will offer activities that will provide a playful and creative atmosphere for the audience before the main performance. Also improv performances, pizza, and prizes will be provided during the night. 

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” will be performed on November 3, 4, and 5 at the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre located within the Technology Center. At 7 p.m., the house will open for the pre-show experiences and at 7:30 p.m. the main performance will take place.

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