Bizarre '70s Cult Film The Baby On Stage
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The last date listed for The Baby was Saturday August 31, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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The Visceral Company, called "L.A.'s premiere horror theatre troupe," offers a darker take on the holiday season with two interrelated one-acts from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, author of the book for the musical based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel American Psycho and the screen adaptation for the 2013 remake of Stephen King's Carrie. The Mystery Plays follow a director of horror films after he's the sole survivor of a terrible train wreck on his way to his family's house for Christmas and a lawyer returning to her hometown for the first time since her parents and younger sister were murdered. Aguirre-Sacasa has also written for, among other things, Marvel Comics and the HBO series Big Love. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kevin Varga
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I attended a performance of THE BABY last Friday evening with a friend. The film of the same name is a cult favorite that we've both seen and enjoyed. The staged version is a slightly condensed rendering of the material but the camp value is definitey played for laughs. The entire cast did a wonderful job, particularly the actors portraying Mrs. Wadsworth and the social worker, Mrs. Gentry. If you're easily shocked skip this one, as it carries a self-imposed 'X' rating for subject matter. There's nothing actually offensive on view, save a quick topless scene that's played for laughs. All in all, a fun, fast 75 minute production that's definitely affordable thanks to Goldstar!
Quotes & Highlights
- “Gleefuly perverse ... So weird it will almost have your eyes a-bugging and your jaw a-gaping ... Hilarious production boasts crisp comic timing and a delicious campiness.” --LA Weekly
- “A 75-minute onslaught of campy psychosis ... This is utterly sick shit, and hysterical throughout, with all the incest, murder, bright colors, brain damage, and bad disco dancing you could possibly dream of, capped off with a twist ending to die for.” --Fangoria
- “Fully committed to the tropes and excesses of exploitation cinema, the cast and crew of The Baby revel in this sick and demented little domestic melodrama ... This is a loving farce of an obscure and obscene film, and is the most fun I’ve had at a play in a long time.” --Mad Theatrics
- “This thing is just twisted, funny and wacky ... Consistently depraved in a consistently silly way.” --Bitter Lemons
This show runs 75 minutes and includes nudity. No one younger than age 18 will be admitted.