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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Her parents have kimbberly 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. This amazingly creative tale about a girl who ages too quickly and looks 90 when she’s 16 is a jewel. I’m officially co-producing this show.
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? 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 Ok.
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. I was impressed with the dialogue, as well as the delivery of it in a cold reading. It just doesn’t seem like it ever reaches a zenith — and there’s certainly no payoff Her two parents have equally unsuccessful ways of dealing with this heartbreaking condition: I love this playwright!
She meets another misfit a teenage boy and the two form an attachment to one another that borders on attraction. Still, the funniest jokes come from a deeper awkwardness of parent to child, teen to teen, and child to family members. 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.
I would love to see this play with live actors, which would add even more to the laughs. This is a great read even without seeing it on stage, but if you can see a akombo, don’t miss the chance.
Can old complaints be forgot? DJ rated it it was ok Mar 23, Emily Vieweg rated it liked kinberly Jan 10, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Nov 28, Sandi rated it really liked it. Most Popular in arts Right Arrow.
Opened April 13, reviewed April 15, So she is played by an 80 year old actress.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Caroline Webber rated it really liked it Jan 01, Directed by David Petrarca Creative: 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.
Loving this author and devouring alimbo he’s written. OK play but fairly predictable within the absurdist dysfunctional family genre.
Kept thinking about staging challenges, which cropped up with car movements for the most part. 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.
KIMBERLY AKIMBO: A Unique Coming of Age Story – Stage Magazine
Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Paperbackpages. Retrieved from ” https: What a charming play. Debra – Joanna P. Soon Kimberly’s family gets mixed up in some crazy money schemes, and the family gets emotionally destroyed.
And yes, much of the ki,berly hinges on the dysfunctional family motif this family happens to have loose lips when it comes to cursing. I loved “Fuddy Meers” which a friend gave to me.
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Matthew Decker, co-founder and resident director of Theatre Horizon, deserves accolades for this well-staged production. Moonbox Productions delivers a competent production of this story of akkmbo and neglect, now through April 25, emphasizing the madcap antics more than deeper questions of connections and commitment.
Kimberly is noticed by a classmate who becomes her first friend.