In Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby, the master takes a seemingly innocent situation and skewers it into an absurd world where no one is sure of anything. A young couple, madly in love, has a baby. Or do they? They
begin to doubt it themselves when an older couple invades their idyllic life. The older couple claims the baby never existed. With wordplay reminiscent of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, language is used as a weapon and psychological warfare erupts. The young couple's Eden-like existence is torn apart and replaced by a ludicrous one where the illogical rules.