Stage East opens their 30th anniversary season on October 15th with 30 plays—or rather, with 30 Neo-futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) by Greg Allen. This show originally ran in Chicago for 30 years, and has been chosen by Mark Macey as the first play of his inaugural season as Artistic Director. “The interminable title aside, it’s a fun, funky, fast-paced show. If you’re looking for something entertaining and lively, this is it,” says Macey.
The show is comprised of 30 plays that run from as short as 30 seconds to as long as a few minutes. The cast of six actors play many parts and must complete all 30 plays in 60 minutes while an onstage countdown timer keeps them honest. The audience will determine the order of the plays for each performance, so every show will be different.
“Many of the plays are hilarious, some are serious, and there are a couple of head-scratchers in there,” says Brian Schuth, Stage East President and member of the cast. “It’s like the weather in Eastport – if you don’t like what you see, just wait a minute, it’ll change!”
Stage East regulars Caitlyn Stellrecht, Jenie M. Smith, and Peter Frewen and newcomers Lauren “L” Elwood and Ric Craig will join him to play more than 60 different parts.
The play will be presented at Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington Street in Eastport, on October 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7 pm, with matinees on October 17 and 24 at 2 pm. CDC guidelines will be followed. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door and for advance purchase online at https://buytickets.at/stageeast.