The Baby

ensemble theatre · the visceral company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States

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Review by MICHAEL SHAW FISHER
June 22, 2013

My overall impression

That was certainly the most original and weird experience I’ve had at the fringe thus far. Divine camp – that’s what it is. It’s not even the outrageous moments where the show pays off (the babysitter breast-feed rape or the bloody finale), it’s in the ever-outrageous presentation of every single line and beat that makes this show a bit of a monster… The stage design just like the performances. Are equivalent to technicolor vomit that does not let up for the full hour in 25 minutes. Of course this show could have been shorter and I think it would benefit from some edits but overall every performer brought lightning to the bottle and brought the bottle to The Baby.

To be honest I have no idea what I just saw. Was that the movie Word for Word? Is the movie just ridiculous and amazing? All l I can tell you was that it was a warped blast of 1970s pulp and every single word out of the drag queen mom’s mouth made me hemorrhage with laughter. don’t give it a second thought, just buy your tickets and be prepared for what might be the hammiest and campiest hour and a half of your life.

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