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Address: 5153 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-275-5255
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I'd never go to Chicago without catching at least one of the Neos' shows. This time it was "Trust Me, Screw You", a retrospective about con artists and conning. Very funny and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Milford, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'd never go to Chicago without catching at least one of the Neos' shows. This time it was "Trust Me, Screw You", a retrospective about con artists and conning. Very funny and educational, too!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

30-ish plays in 60 minutes. The evening felt more like an event than just a performance. There was a great atmosphere in the room and the show seemed to feed off of the crowd's enthusiasm. The skits are designed to be discarded after a month or so, but a number of them were very memorable and well executed. Part of... More 

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Melrose
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We saw " too much light makes the baby go blind". Saw about 25 short plays within an hour or so. A couple were not appropriate for younger teenagers, but generally were fine for everyone from teenagers to oldsters. A range of types of plays from comedy to tearjerkers.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went with a couple friends on a trip to Chicago. The set-up of the show is unique and interesting. However, I found this to be not so entertaining and more like watching people do performance art therapy. It is thought provoking and definitely pushes the boundaries. I don't know how open-minded or comfortable people you are, but it was... More 

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Not sure what I expected but I was pleasantly surprised. A fast paced and entertaining show that gives the actors 60 minutes to perform 30 skits of varying topics. Some hilarious, some heartbreaking, always quirky and well portrayed. Great fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great live show, rotates new skits in regularly to go back and see new shows constantly. Very talented performers and thoughtful and funny writers.

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Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

They highlight the need for honesty, theirs, yours with them and each other. I was at a 30 plays in 60 minutes play so your mileage may vary. A truly unique experience... No matter how often you come to see it. Funny and downright hilarious most of the time, sometimes frank and skewering. It's impromptu in some ways, but mostly... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are a theater lover, you must see the Neo-Futurists' signature show, "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind." It consists of 30 super-short plays written, directed, and performed by the ensemble, who attempt to perform all 30 in 60 minutes (and they usually make it or get pretty close). The pieces themselves are NOT improvised, as incorrectly... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I cracked up from the beginning to the end. I was lucky enough to get an anniversary special presentation with lots of extra. But it is really nice and affordable and you should definitely go if you're around. They are really welcoming and like what they do!

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Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This show is 30 Plays in 60 Minutes; they all are Improv. It is said to be the the longest running show in Chicago and the only open-run Off-Off-Broadway show in New York. Starting in 1988, the show has run 50 weekends of the year since then. It was very interesting to say the least.... I should have looked closer... More 

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