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BHS hosts improv show

Victoria Ciesielka, Staff Intern

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Thirty plays in 60 minutes, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, was performed on Jan. 18 to 19 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. in the PAC.

The play first performed on Dec. 2, 1988 in Chicago. It is still performed to this day mainly in Chicago and New York City. According to the Neo-Futurists the play is “an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes.” 

Director Greg Reilly said, “It has truly been a joy to direct Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. I knew from the moment I read the script that this would be a production like no other we’ve done before.”

On the stage there was a string of yarn with clothes pins which held a number that  contained the play’s title. Usually an audience member rolls a dice to determine which play the cast members will perform. The production at BHS was ran a little different, the audience just yelled out a number;  whatever number the cast heard first they would perform that play.  

Senior Sophia Kline said, “This production was challenging , but we were ready to take on the challenge.”

The first act in the production was improv, this was their first improv show. Improv is all about coming up with a  character, plot, a scene, or a story in a few seconds. Improv is purely comedy based. It is different every time, there will not be another performance exactly like it again.

Kline said,” They [the cast] played a lot of improv games in order to get to know one another to the point where they were almost predictable.”

Audience member sophomore Julia Costa said, “They should continue doing improv because it was hilarious. Also, the cast did an amazing job.”

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