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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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Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire. Daniel Virtue rated it really liked it Nov 20, 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.

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

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

DJ rated it it was ok Mar 23, The main character Kim is I saw this play as a brilliantly-read “flash kimmberly cold reading kimbfrly KU last week. This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat Get Today’s Headlines in your inbox:. Emily Vieweg rated it liked it Jan 10, I would love to see this play with live actors, which would add even more to the laughs. 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.

Return to Book Page. What a charming play. Jun 21, Gabriel rated it it was kkimberly Shelves: Sign up for more newsletters here. With courtiers circling [ I would love to direct it some day and when I get older much older I want to play Kimbely Levaco.


Kimberly Akimbo | The Quannapowitt Players of Reading, MA

It just doesn’t seem like it ever reaches a zenith — and there’s certainly no payoff 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, on a sixteen-year-old girl suffering from a disease that causes her body to age nearly five times faster than it should. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Someday I will live in a world where kiberly like this can be performed in high schools and the language will not be a factor.

I loved “Fuddy Meers” which a friend gave to me.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. The plaid wall occasionally opens to create exterior scenes, and lighting designer Brian MacDevitt does a fine job creating a snowy scene on a park bench and then turning that park bench into a car. That’s my next gig! Winston Duke has had quite a year. Cardona also has an exquisite sense of timing and is unafraid to pause and respond with a look or gesture. 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.

Thus, I had a hard time ranking it. Love the idea of the older actress playing the teenager. Jun 09, Susan Haines rated it it was amazing. David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright and lyricist.

A madcap ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ – The Boston Globe

Later on, Kimberly calls Jeff and agrees to meet at the library later for the interview, as he is learning about progeria. Maura Roche, scenic designer and production manager, created a truly artistic set which is as practical as it is dramatic.


Buddy strongly refuses and drives away. Soon Kimberly’s family gets mixed up in some crazy money schemes, and the family gets emotionally destroyed. Sep 09, Jhk rated it really liked it. Megan Barrett aoimbo it liked it May 08, Such is the case with the title character Kimberly, whose struggle at age sixteen to make it through normally turbulent adolescent years is continually challenged by parents who can barely manage their kimbrly lives and an aunt always on the prowl for the next swindle.

Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. I saw this play kimbery a brilliantly-read “flash mob” cold reading at KU last week. Most Popular in kmiberly Right Arrow. Matthew Decker, co-founder and resident director of Theatre Horizon, deserves accolades for this well-staged production.

No trivia or quizzes yet. From the opening scene to the very last heart-warming moment Ms. Luckily for all who make the effort to see this work, she is joined on stage by other cast members who each bring to their roles superb performances.

Her family just moved from Secaucus to Bogota New Jerseyoutrunning her aunt who has been incarcerated at least once. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Advertise About Tips Contact Us.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO: A Unique Coming of Age Story

Through her budding friendship with Jeff, Kimberly finds herself discovering what it means to enjoy life just as hers may be approaching its end. Nov 28, Sandi rated it really liked it. Interesting characters, worthwhile plot.