Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Kimberly-Akimbo focuses, with uncanny depth and quirky wit. At one point in “Kimberly Akimbo,” the title character asks her mother, “Can we just be normal for a few minutes?” But for the Levaco family in. Kimberly Akimbo. akimbo-color. By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Ben Delatizky. Performance Dates: January 26, 27 and February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10

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Nov 28, Kathleen rated it it was ok Shelves: Good dialogue, great characters, funny and very sad, with a nontraditional 16 year old main character that your heart aches for. The main character Kim is 16, but has a fictionalized form of progeria that makes her have akibmo look and life-expectancy of a year-old. Jason rated it liked it Jun 02, The question is, can Kimberly somehow overcome her tremendous obstacles and find a way to live more like the sixteen-year old that she mentally is instead of like the sixty-something-year-old person she appears to be?

This amazingly creative tale about a girl who ages too quickly kibmerly looks 90 when she’s 16 is a jewel.

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kimberlj Aug 01, Paul rated it really liked it. Her portrayal of Kimberly through a range of emotionally laden situations is nothing short of extraordinary. Moonbox Productions delivers a competent production of this story of denial and neglect, now through April 25, emphasizing the madcap antics more kinberly deeper questions of connections and commitment.

Played with a nicely unforced ease by the veteran Marylouise Burke, Kimberly is still going through adolescence emotionally, even though she looks to be in her 60s. Directed by David Petrarca Creative: Pro I really dig the set-up of this show teen has aging disorder, thus high school-aged lead is played by a senior citizen.


Matthew Decker, co-founder and resident director of Theatre Horizon, deserves accolades for this well-staged production. Emily Vieweg rated it liked it Jan 10, He is strongest when delivering a monologue to his unborn baby, or talking to Kimberly while driving the car so his physical connection to others is at a minimum. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? Debra – Joanna P. I saw this play as a brilliantly-read “flash mob” cold reading at KU last week.

David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright and lyricist. Although composer Aoimbo Rodriguez has created jimberly lovely incidental music, the scene changes are slow and interrupt the rhythm of the story. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

Opened April 13, reviewed April 15, It’s a great idea and aki,bo plays out really well, allowing for a lot of touching moments and a lot of funny parts from page 1.

Nov 12, Douglas Cosby rated it liked it. Plays by David Lindsay-Abaire plays. The ending is so good.

Open Preview See a Problem? Directed by David Petrarca. Thus, I had a hard time ranking it.

A madcap ‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ story of denial and neglect

I can’t say I love it – but I love a lot about it. I’m officially co-producing this show. Interesting characters, worthwhile plot. I loved “Fuddy Meers” which a friend gave to me. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. Additionally, the work of the rest of the production team, which includes the expert contributions of sound designer and composer Daniel Perelstein and lighting designer Kimbely Todaro, combine to make this a do-not-miss theatre event. Kimerly Hansen rated it it was amazing Mar 30, So she is played by an 80 year old actress.


Her parents have conveniently forgotten the date since her very pregnant mother Micah Greene struggles with both hands in casts after carpal-tunnel surgery and her father Andrew Winsona gas station attendant, spends all his free time in a bar.

I kimbwrly this playwright! Masterson, a native of Houston, [ To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lum; casting, Joanne DeNaut. Dirik plays crazy Aunt Debra full on but also manages to layer her character with concern and empathy for Kimberly, which gives her performance more complexity. Trivia About Kimberly Akimbo. With courtiers circling [ Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

To ask other readers questions about Kimberly Akimboplease sign up. Love the idea of the older actress playing the teenager. This play is hilarious and a really funny premise: Still, the funniest jokes come from a deeper awkwardness of parent to child, kimberlly to teen, and child to family members. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Torsney-Weir fills the stage with her expertise in capturing and delivering to the audience every last nuance of this very complex character.

Winston Duke has had quite a year.

Until then, I’ll drop a nickel in their swearing jar while praising the hell out of this play. To say the family is dysfunctional is too simple. Aug 25, Margaret Schugt rated it really liked it.