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TMLMTBGB goes LGBTQ

Tthe Neo-Futurists celebrate Pride Month with 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes

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The Neo-Futurists get even more fabulous than usual this weekend with their annual Pride Month benefit presentation, 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes—a collection of the best queer-themed works from the company's long-running, late-night cult show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Like TMLMTBGB, 30 Queer Plays offers 30 short, ensemble-written performance pieces in a whirlwind 60 minutes. But in addition to the usual frenetic pace, there's the promise of a greater-than-usual quantity of cross-dressing, gender-bending, same-sex-loving shenanigans. Hence the increased fabulousness. The production benefits the LGBTQ Host Home Program, an initiative of Chicago-based Uhlich Children's Advantage Network that pairs homeless youth with volunteers who foster them for a year. According to UCAN, at least a fifth of the homeless youth in Cook County identify as LGBTQ, so attending the show is a fine way to do some good. The Neo-Futurists will also have a float in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24.

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