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Interesting place, but bring a raincoat.

We made reservations for the Sunday evening show and were glad we did as many people in line for standby were not able to get in. This theater is unique, it was small and a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We made reservations for the Sunday evening show and were glad we did as many people in line for standby were not able to get in. This theater is unique, it was small and a bit cramped and had uncomfortable seats. The actors were incredible and so energetic, and the 40 short plays (each of which they wrote), that they... More 

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Milford, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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