Summarized by Kent Larsen
'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."