“Embedded in the context of the play, something that on its own would be too on the nose, too silly, becomes brilliant. Among other things, very creative use is made of a blindfold, a fly swatter and chocolate pudding.”
English Theatre Leipzig’s production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (TML) is an excellent reproduction of the famous Neo-Futurist play by writer, director and actor Greg Allen. High energy, controlled chaos with a strong reliance on audience participation, this is not your usual, sedate night out at the theater.
“English Theatre Leipzig (ETL) presents a new show, starting this week: Greg Allen’s Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. I had a few questions for director Emily Wessel about this unusual production – ’30 plays in 60 minutes’ – and what makes it so different to other stage formats.”
LeipGlo contributor Heiner was in the jury for the Lateinamerikanische Tage competition, and shares his experience and some recommendations from the lineup. Your entry point into the rich Latin American landscape the fest represents – it starts today.
English Theatre Leipzig’s Eurydice tells the story of Orpheus’s wife and her descent to the underworld. In the original myth the focus is entirely on Orpheus, but what happened to her down there?
English Theatre Leipzig is staging a new play, Eurydice, at Neues Schauspiel Leipzig. Starting with the premiere on Thursday, September 5th, there will be 5 shows, so everyone will have an opportunity to see it. We had a chance to chat with the play’s director, Julia Kragh, to find out what to expect.