World Premiere of Searing Seriocomedy Big Baby
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from St. Malachy
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This a funny, and yet also sometimes sad, play written by Joe Keyes (who also stars). It's made up of three scenes, all of which take place in the apartment of the anxiety-ridden and angst-ridden Kyle and his widowed, fanatically hardcore Catholic mother, June. Their daily routine of driving each other even crazier than they already are is interrupted by a new tenant in the building, Nancy. She has chosen to operate a rather unusual form of home-based business that will have eventually have a most interesting impact upon them all. It's definitely worth the 90 minutes of your time to check this one out.
Kile is a mentally ill grown man who lives in his small Midwestern apartment with his elderly, religious, stern mother. His days are spent in a dreary and abusive routine until a mysterious and exciting stranger, Nancy, moves in next door. What happens when Kile discovers Nancy is a dominatrix? Joe Keyes’ new play Big Baby keeps you laughing in the face of discomfort. It is a domestically abusive dramedy about people trying to find companionship and love.
Big Baby is a searing attempt for Keyes to deal with most of his core issues including, his Mother, Catholicism, sex, shame, guilt, fear, materialism, gluttony, spirituality, sadomasochistic impulses and an odd addiction to baloney. Funny, frightening, brutal and sad, it is above all else an attempt for Keyes to try to understand God … with a lot of laughs.