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40 Star Starred
Lounge Theatre
On the corner of Santa Monica and El Centro 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
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"Big Baby"
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4.3 average rating
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52 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 25 2008

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

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3 stars
attended Feb 01 2008

very good performances; interesting ideas; comedy and pathos, with a little WACKY thrown in. very well done, and not OVERdone.

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9 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 31 2008

WONDERFUL theatre -- on par with the best theatre anywhere in the country.

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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.