Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (play)

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Date: 1988

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Theater


Artist: The Neo-Futurists

Confronting Bodies: Stage Left Theater

Dates of Action: First performance was in 1988

Location: Chicago, IL

Description of Artwork: The Neo-Futurists' Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. A short play involving one of the performers standing on an American flag and saying the pledge of allegiance

The Incident: Censored by the hosting theater because they were afraid that the theater would be shut down or a protest would occur.

Results of Incident: The specific piece was pulled from performance only due to the fact that the performer was tired of doing it and not due to the theater's insistence. The end result of this conflict was that the production was moved to another theater.

Source: Greg Allen, The Chicago Reader and WBEZ