World Premiere of Searing Seriocomedy Big Baby
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The last date listed for Big Baby was Saturday February 2, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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.
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I have to let everyone know that the playwright is a friend of ours, first, so you know that I'm biased, but I did love the play very much. A sharp story of a middle-aged man living with his mother focuses on the protagonist's issues with...continued
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.