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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Jun 21, Gabriel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? 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. This is a great read even without seeing it on stage, but if you can see a production, don’t miss the chance. This play is hilarious and a really funny premise: Interesting characters, worthwhile plot.
Thus, I had a hard time ranking it. Life delayed is life unlived, and inaction is cowardice.
KIMBERLY AKIMBO: A Unique Coming of Age Story
Premier Logo Created with Sketch. The actors, too, struggle a bit kimberyl working as a coherent ensemble. Return to Book Page. I’m officially co-producing this show.
Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. Love the idea of the older actress playing the teenager. I was impressed with the dialogue, as well as the delivery of it in a cold reading. For those who haven’t read it, the play is focused on 16 year old Kimberly who has a particular strain kimberpy the aging disease which makes akkimbo age four and a Ok.
David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright and lyricist.
kumberly 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. That’s my next gig! Winston Duke has had quite a year. 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.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And yes, much of the humor hinges on the dysfunctional family motif this family happens to have loose lips when it comes to cursing.
Aug 02, Ann rated it liked it. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Nov 28, Sandi rated it really kimberlly it. This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat To ask other readers questions about Kimberly Akimboplease sign up. An interesting concept with not a lot of pow behind it.
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kijberly 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 akimboo I saw preformed at UNottsbut this had just the right mix of dark humor, wackiness, and heart. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Cardona also has an exquisite sense of timing and is unafraid to pause and respond with a look or gesture. The lights go up on Kimberly sitting and waiting for her father, who is late picking her up because of his drinking.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. From the opening scene to the very last heart-warming moment Ms. Nov 28, Kathleen rated it it was ok Shelves: I would love to see this play with live actors, which would add even more to the laughs. The situation is not helped by Kimberly’s rapidly deteriorating health. Kept kimbdrly about staging challenges, which cropped up with car movements for the most part.
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. The play just kind ,imberly happens and then it’s over. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards?
The 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.
Caroline Webber rated it really liked it Jan 01, That is, take away the aging factor of Kimberly and her disease, and the play still works well, mostly. Thomas gently underplays the title role, which offers some lovely opportunities for others to play off of her, especially Cardona, but she feels too passive for a year-old who is both coming of age and facing imminent death. 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.