Theater students to perform on Black Box Theatre stage

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On May 1, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology students in the spring directing class will perform “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes” by Greg Allen this month. The performance is a final project for the course.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4; Friday, May 5; and Saturday, May 6. All performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre in Room 143 Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes” was made famous by the Neo-futurists, an experimental theater troupe in Chicago. The show is R-rated and patrons are encouraged to refrain from bringing young children. The original script contains 75 different plays and the director can choose any of combination of 30 that they desire. Each show contains 30 independent scenes that range from the comedic to dramatic and everything in between.

Tickets are $5 for adults, youth and Missouri S&T students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to performances.

For more information about the performance, email Taylor Gruenloh at

The following students will take part in the performances:

Aaron Latal, a senior in biochemical engineering from Ladue, Missouri

Adam Bateman, a freshman in computer science from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Allegra Kerns, a freshman in biological sciences from Columbia, Missouri

Amanda Toye, a sophomore in geological engineering from Carollton, Texas

Benjamin Hardy, a junior in computer science from Ballwin, Missouri

Brandon Marolt, a junior in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Missouri

Brendan Boggs, a senior in physics from St. Louis

Brian Middleton, a freshman in information science and technology from Desloge, Missouri

Caleb Martin, a freshman in computer engineering from Union, Missouri

Chayne Standage, a senior in computer engineering from Springfield, Missouri

Damon Fox, a sophomore in computer engineering from Joplin, Missouri

Hannah Christy, a sophomore in technical communication from Ladue, Missouri

Kari Ward, a graduate student in aerospace engineering from St. Louis

Lauren Werkmeister, a junior in civil engineering from St. Louis

Michael Kuhl, a junior in mechanical engineering from St. Charles, Missouri

Neil Vesely, a senior in biological sciences from Oak Park, Illinois

Nicholas Schaeffler, a senior in architectural engineering from Fenton, Missouri

Nora Schuey, a sophomore in computer science and English from Steelville, Missouri

Peyton Shaw, a junior in geological engineering from Palmer, Alaska

Rebecca Herndon, a freshman in civil engineering from Edwardsville, Illinois

Robert Oberdieck, a junior in chemical engineering from St. Peters, Missouri

Tessa Norman, a junior in civil engineering from Blue Springs, Missouri

Taylor Wallace, a senior in aerospace engineering from Aurora, Colorado.

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