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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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The walls of the set contain a pattern of lines that provides the optical illusion of disappearing into one corner of the room where a distorted representation of the hands on a clock seem to be in the process of being sucked into akibo vortex. Get Today’s Headlines in your inbox:. Trivia About Kimberly Akimbo.

Kudos to the cast–the energy of the readers made it so that I didn’t feel like we were missing even a drop of the humor, even without blocking or a set. Books by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Pro I really dig the set-up of this show teen has aging disorder, thus high school-aged lead is kimherly by a senior citizen. I’m not usually a fan of contemporary drama as I think it tends to be light on plot and heavy on shock value or at least those were the plays I saw preformed at UNottsbut this had just the right mix of dark humor, wackiness, and heart.


KIMBERLY AKIMBO: A Unique Coming of Age Story

Her portrayal of Kimberly through a range of emotionally laden situations is nothing short of extraordinary. Advertise Wkimbo Tips Contact Us. Matthew Decker, co-founder and resident director of Theatre Horizon, deserves accolades for this well-staged production. Good dialogue, great characters, funny and very sad, with a nontraditional 16 year old main character that your heart akimb for. Lists with This Book.

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I loved “Fuddy Meers” which a friend gave to me. Until then, I’ll drop a nickel in their swearing jar while praising the hell out of this play. Winston Duke has had quite a year. Lindsay-Abaire smartly takes a familiar scene, like a father repeatedly promising to take his daughter to a theme park but never doing so, zkimbo turns it into something poignant and significant.

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

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. He compensates by agreeing to take her to a burger joint for some food, where they meet Jeff, the nerdy kid behind kimbrely window, who asks if Kim can do an interview for his project. Jason rated it liked it Jun 02, Aug 01, Paul rated it really liked it.


Cardona also has an exquisite sense of timing and is unafraid to pause and respond with a look or gesture.

For those who haven’t read it, the play is focused on 16 year old Kimberly who has a particular strain of the aging disease which makes her age four and a half times faster than normal making her effectively 72 in the play. Torsney-Weir fills the stage with her expertise in capturing and delivering to the audience every last nuance of this very complex character. Lum; casting, Joanne DeNaut. 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 page was last edited on 1 Septemberat This one is just as brilliant. Premier Logo Created with Sketch.

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Tyler Dobrowsky rated it really liked it Sep 06, Thank you for signing up! I would love to see this play with live actors, which would add even more to the laughs. Aug 25, Margaret Schugt rated it really liked it. Most Popular in arts Right Arrow.

Her two parents have equally unsuccessful ways of dealing with this heartbreaking condition: