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'Gross-Out Farce' Features Mormons
Washington Post pgN30 18Feb00 A4
By William Triplett

WASHNGTON, D.C. -- A mini-review of a newly opening play is called a "cheap laugh," evdiently at the expense of Mormon stereotypes, from the review's description. "Baked Baby" aims to "get in your face" and provide a religious satire based on Mormons. But reviewer Triplett says the play "doesn't work, primarily because Allen's two story lines . . . never really coalesce."

The play tells the story of a young, upwardly mobile Mormon couple, and a "pair of church elders," (evidently missionaries). The couple have a child under pressure from their families, but later kill it. The elders are obsessed with sex, and are evidently not particular about who or what gender the sex is with.

While Triplett doesn't seem to care much about Mormonism or how religions are portrayed, he is also not impressed by the play, saying that while the staging and costumes "make for some terrific cheap laughs, . . . that's pretty much all "Baked Baby" is."


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