Theater: Plop Art

The Apple Tree has brought forth three moldy figs: a musical trio of satirical skits starring Barbara Harris and Alan Alda. Good satire is a difficult form of pertinent irreverence. Flabby satire, with tired targets like Tree's, is unearned derision full of cartoon comedy and plop art.

Plop No. 1 is a Garden of Eden spoof adapted from Mark Twain's The Diary of Adam and Eve. Eve chews out Adam before he chews on the apple. She wants the grass "shortened." She wants their three-board wigwam painted because she hates brown. Their Eden is...

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