"Be warned, this style of humor is certainly not for everyone...Wrapped up in an abundance of recurring jokes, many of which don't land the first time, 'The Curse of the Babywoman' is unlike anything you've seen before...But is it possible that Wirsch's brand of comedy was too smart for this cast? For some reason, there was a massive disconnect between page to stage...Director Olivia Hartle kept the energy high from start to finish...Mike Wirsch is a smart writer and that should be noted." Full Review
“If ‘The Curse’ is attempting to provide a trope for the repercussions of fearing the unknown, it does not succeed – the play is simply not that multi-layered nor that complex…‘The Curse’ is not well written, it is not well directed, and it leaves the unfortunate cast adrift in one hour and forty-five minutes of nonsense. There is no reason to see this woebegone play.” Full Review
"'The Curse of the Babywoman' is pure fun...But as 'Babywoman' succeeds through its own humor, some jokes fall flat after we hear them too many times...Nevertheless, these details about Francisco in Shrubtown consistently land with a rousing round of laughter, and it’s apparent that BIG Theater Company is all about the details...'The Curse of the Babywoman' is a delight: sweet and well-constructed, with distinctive humor as its best feature." Full Review
See it if You can roll with a funny tall well acted fantasy tale that goes on a tiny bit longer than necessary.
Don't see it if If you need to be grounded in "reality" in the theater.
See it if You want to see a VERY fringe show. It is very silly but not funny
Don't see it if You want to laugh more than a handful of times or if you want a show with a sense of humor that isn't heavy handed puns
See it if You would like to be thoroughly entertained, laugh till your ribs hurt and clever plot twists. Engrossed from the beginning to the very end!
Don't see it if If you don't agree with a humorous examination of our social mores or how small minded we can let ourselves be.
See it if You are looking for the quintessential Fringe experience! Big laughs, inventive staging (puppets!!), & fun craziness that is also heartfelt!
Don't see it if Drawing Room comedies are your thing (although, you may still love this! Just go in knowing it is unconventional comedy)
See it if You want to watch a cast of really committed and energetic actors bring this wacky often funny comedy to life in a very Fringe way. Puppets!
Don't see it if you don't like the same laugh out loud jokes, sexual humor or fake dogs being thrown from trees. Otherwise it's a hilarious time at Fringe
See it if You like smart writing, a cast having fun performing, clever jokes , Bobs Big Boy, shadow puppets, ridiculousness, absurdity, and babywomen
Don't see it if You're a Babywoman. Mostly because the shows are at night and this show is not suitable for young children.