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Theater Fri May 04 2012

College Student Summer Discounts for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

neo_futurists.jpegYou know what's great about being a college student? Those sweet discounts that you wont see again until you're a senior citizen. Before you start counting down to your 55th birthday though, the Neo-Futurists are throwing another discount on the collegiate buffet of deals.

This summer, students of the colleges and universities listed below can receive $5 off admission for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes on their school's dedicated weekend. This is the longest running show in Chicago, going on more than 23 years, and is a must see for any one living in or visiting Chicago.

Every performance is truly unique as the cast runs through an ever-changing menu of 30 short, ensemble-written scripts, whose order is ultimately chosen by the audience. Scenes can be funny and absurd, personal and touching, and wildly clever. The performers have combined such an array of concepts the audience is constantly kept on their toes. You wont find a show quite like this anywhere else.

Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 pm and Sundays at 7 pm. All you have to bring is a valid school ID and the discount is yours. Ticket prices usually range from $10-$15--determined by rolling a six-sided die and adding 9 (yes, you read that right). College students will be able to gain entrance for just $5-$10.

The dates and institutions are listed below:

DePaul University
Weekend of May 4-6

Northwestern University
Weekend of May 11-13

Columbia College
Weekend of May 18-20

North Park University
Weekend of May 25-27

Loyola University
Weekend of June 1-3

Roosevelt University
Weekend of June 8-10

School at the Art Institute
Weekend of June 15-17

University of Illinois-Chicago
Weekend of June 22-24

University of Chicago
Weekend of June 29 - July 1

Northeastern Illinois University
Weekend of July 6-8

Lake Forrest College
Weekend of July 13-15

Dominican University
Weekend of July 20-22

Truman College
Weekend of July 27-29

Illinois Institute of Technology
Weekend of August 3-5

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Weekend of August 10-12

College of DuPage
Weekend of August 17-19

Moraine Valley Community College
Weekend of August 24-26


A little tip from the pros: The doors open a half hour before the show, but get there much earlier and bring cash. The show almost always sells out and plastic will be of no use when paying for a ticket.

 
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