Theater: Echo Chamber

Baby Want a Kiss is a sort of ventriloquiz, a chance to guess whose playwriting voice is being thrown onstage. Dramatist James Costigan can mimic the voices of Edward Albee, lonesco and the Theater of the Absurd, Pirandello and even James Thurber, but except for a few sallies of wit and whimsy, he cannot speak for himself.

What Baby really wants is to give success a satirical kiss of death. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward play the pampered, corrupted children of commercialized glamour, tinkling symbols of beauty, wealth, sex and fame. A...

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