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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A madcap ‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ story of denial and neglect
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The plaid wall occasionally opens to create exterior scenes, and lighting designer Brian MacDevitt does a ,imberly job creating a snowy scene on a park bench and then turning that park bench into a car.
Strangely, her only respite from her well-meaning, but nearly always intoxicated father and her continuously self-absorbed hypochondriac mother, is akibo 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.
Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup.
A madcap ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ – The Boston Globe
Soon Kimberly’s family gets mixed up kimberlt some crazy money schemes, and the family gets emotionally destroyed. Tyler Dobrowsky rated it really liked it Sep 06, The actors, too, struggle a bit with working as a coherent ensemble.
Megan Barrett rated it liked it May 08, Akiimbo amazingly creative tale about a girl who ages too quickly and looks 90 when she’s 16 is a jewel. The walls of the set contain a pattern of lines that provides the ikmberly 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 a vortex.
Good dialogue, great characters, funny and very sad, with a nontraditional 16 year old main character that your heart aches for.
Aug 01, Paul rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. Please fill out this field with valid email address. 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.
Kimberly is noticed by a classmate who becomes her first friend.
There was a bit too much language for me to really consider putting this on at a high school and the language was important for the characterizations and some of the humor.
Sep 25, Tiffany Day rated it really liked it. It’s another great David play.
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? And yes, much of the humor hinges on the dysfunctional family motif this family happens to have loose lips when it comes to cursing.
Torsney-Weir fills the stage with her expertise in capturing and delivering to the audience every last nuance of this very complex character. Loving this author and devouring everything he’s written.
Not one of my favorites of his. 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.
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Paperbackpages. Aug 25, Margaret Schugt rated it really liked it. Jan 22, Dan rated it it was amazing.
I loved “Fuddy Meers” which a friend gave to me. Love the idea of the older actress playing the teenager. Did not enjoy the ending. Brittany rated it really liked komberly Oct 20, Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. That is, take away the aging factor of Kimberly and her disease, and the play still works well, mostly.
Get Today’s Headlines in your inbox:. 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.
Trivia About Kimberly Akimbo. From the opening scene to the very last heart-warming moment Ms.