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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I’m officially co-producing this show. You may also like. This one is just as brilliant. It also has some interesting characters some a little one-dimensional, but they develop throughout that would have to be great fun for the actors to portray.

The scene changes to Pattie, Kimberly’s mom, talking to a sound recorder to her unborn child about her life and how she believes she’s a ‘good mother’. I very much enjoy a play that allows ‘non traditional lead types’ to star in a show – this show hits on this perspective really well.

OK play but fairly predictable within the absurdist dysfunctional family genre.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Someday I will live kimberpy a world where plays like this can be performed in high schools and the language will not be a factor. This play is hilarious and a really funny premise: Although composer Dan Rodriguez has created some lovely incidental music, the scene changes are slow and wkimbo the rhythm of the story.

This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat Can old complaints be forgot? With courtiers circling [ What a charming play.

Kudos to the cast–the energy of the readers made it so that I kimberlt feel like we were missing even a drop of the humor, even without blocking or a set. This is a great read even without seeing it on stage, but if you can see a production, kiberly miss the chance.


I would love to direct it some day and when I get older much older I want to play Kimbely Levaco. Ellen rated it really liked it Jul 09, Moonbox Productions delivers a competent production of this story of denial and neglect, now through April 25, emphasizing the madcap antics more than deeper questions of connections and commitment.

I can’t say I love it – but I love a lot about it. Mary rated kimherly really liked it Oct 05, Sep 25, Tiffany Day rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Kimberly Akimboplease sign up.

Kimberly is noticed by kimbery classmate who becomes her first friend. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. Lindsay-Abaire smartly takes a familiar scene, like a father repeatedly promising to take his daughter to a theme park but never doing so, and turns it into something poignant and significant.

Kimgerly main character Kim is 16, but has a fictionalized form of progeria that makes her have the look and life-expectancy of a year-old. She meets another misfit a teenage boy and the two form an attachment to one another that borders on attraction.

Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That’s my next gig! Jun 09, Susan Haines rated it it was amazing. Barrymore award-winning actress Maureen Torsney-Weir makes magnificent use of her own fifty-year-old self playing a sixteen-year-old girl living in a sixty-four-year-old-and-rapidly-aging body.

Opened April 13, reviewed April 15, Interesting characters, worthwhile plot. Masterson, a native of Houston, [ Still, the funniest jokes come from a deeper awkwardness of parent to child, teen to teen, and child to family members. Sep 09, Jhk rated it really liked it.


I saw this play as a brilliantly-read “flash mob” cold reading at KU last week. This amazingly creative tale about a girl who ages too quickly and looks 90 when she’s 16 is a jewel.

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I loved “Fuddy Meers” which a friend gave jimberly me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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? The actors, too, struggle a bit with working as a coherent ensemble.

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Kimberly Akimbo

Nov 28, Sandi rated it really liked it. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Return to Book Page. There must be something about a cold reading that brings out authentic emotion in people–the lines surprise the actors as they read them, as spontaneous as casual conversation. Nov 28, Kathleen rated it it was ok Shelves: Matthew Decker, co-founder and resident director of Theatre Horizon, deserves accolades for this well-staged production.

Strangely, her only respite from her well-meaning, but nearly always intoxicated father and her continuously self-absorbed hypochondriac mother, is her time away from them at school where she is routinely ignored by classmates who must view her aged body as well outside their points of reference.

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