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Too Much Write Makes the Baby Go Blind 

Wednesday, Jan 8 2014

The Neo-Futurists have been performing "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" in Chicago every weekend for more than 25 years. The show, which opened up shop in S.F. at the end of last year, features 30 short plays in 60 minutes, combining autobiography and performance art in an attempt to, as founder Greg Allen said, "create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life." All of the plays are written, directed, and performed by a small ensemble, six of whom will invade the popular literary Write Club series, which pits three rounds of two writers against one another, each representing an opposing theme for no more than seven minutes. Already a high-energy show, with "literature as bloodsport" as its motto, Write Club will give the prolific Neo-Futurists a chance to see what they can do with new time constraints. There's no predicting what will happen.

Tue., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., 2014

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