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From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Profound

About the show

59E59 Theater and Adjusted Realists present a futurist satirical look at the fads, trendy solutions and extremes a young couple goes through to conceive a child. More…

Newlyweds Copious Fairchild and Hibiscus Van der Waal are doing everything they can to conceive a child. They’ve moved into a dazzling new apartment that’s free of all the common killers, including plastic, sunlight, and IKEA. They’re seeing the best doctors. They’re even trying sex the new way, but that doesn’t seem to be working out too well. When Copious’ estranged hippie mother and her mysterious companion pay an unexpected visit with a radical proposition, Copious and Hibiscus suddenly face an impossible decision, one that may cure their malady but still kill them in the process. This timely romp exposes demonic glutens in the less obvious culprits of language, parenthood, sexuality, and (of course) God.

Member Reviews (3)


Quirky, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Profound
Avg Score

Disappointing, Funny, Quirky

See it if Satire on modern science

Don't see it if Ridiculous silly

Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Great writing, Clever

See it if you're into fast-paced wordplay, nice sound design, or if you like to talk about struggles with intimacy.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to strong language.

During previews
Intelligent, Quirky, Profound, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you wonder about what our future may be like.

Don't see it if you find the term "cunt muffin" offensive.

November 29th, 2015
"Those with an allergy to labored satire may want to seek other fare...'Gluten!' hits the same targets over and over, exhaustingly and with little variation. At least 40 minutes pass before any real conflict is introduced...The play’s best scene is probably the last, in which Mr. Kalinski allows ...
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November 25th, 2015
"It all doesn’t amount to much either as a comedy, a drama or a combination. It’s also painfully unfunny. The direction by Kaliski and Amanda Holston efficiently moves the actors around, maintains a steady pace, and achieves a strident tone of performance that fulfills the material. In spite of t...
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November 23rd, 2015
"The plot is not always as compelling as its witty, stylized dialogue, but that’s okay. Laughs abound at the futuristic terms, and the five memorable performances buoy the delightful show...Kaliski’s satire is successful in reminding audiences of what we lose when we protect ourselves from all......
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November 26th, 2015
"Just in case your stomach is saying no, don’t go, be assured that, despite its title, 'Gluten!' is actually gluten-free although it might be even more digestible if there were less of it...There’s some clever, laugh-worthy material here, and the play smartly avoids preaching about any of the iss...
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