|Kimberly Akimbo: Opens Sept. 9|
Directed by Jane Toczek
Sep. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 2011
This haunting and hilarious dark comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire introduces us to Kimberly Levaco, a sixteen-year old girl whose problems go far beyond what others her age might ever experience – a story of how she copes with a very out-of-the-ordinary physical disorder, while having to deal with some very out-of-the-ordinary family dysfunction – and somehow finding a place in the world at large, that she longs to savor. This shrewd satire, by turns outrageous and farcical, takes the theatergoer on a powerfully emotional journey and decidedly challenges one’s sense of the limits of reality and fantasy.
Paul Recupero at STAGE Magazine writes:
David Lindsay-Abaire (b. 1969) is a playwright of uncommon talent whose works tread a fine line between absurdity and grave reality. As one critic has put it, the world of his plays is, “... often dark, funny, blithe, enigmatic, hopeful, ironic, and somewhat cockeyed.” Lindsay-Abaire achieved his first major theatrical success with Fuddy Meers, which was presented at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1999, to widespread acclaim. His play Rabbit Hole, produced in New York in 2006, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was adapted into a motion picture; and his most recent play, Good People, played on Broadway earlier this year to rave reviews. Kimberly Akimbo, penned in 2000, ran in New York and has been produced in a great number of regional and repertory theaters over the past decade.