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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Jennifer rated it it was amazing Dec 20, In contrast to the other Lindsay-Abaire play I just read Wonder of the Worldthis one has a little more meat in the broth.

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? The main character Kim is I saw this play as a brilliantly-read “flash mob” cold reading at KU last week.

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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. I would love to direct it klmberly day and when I get older much older I want to play Kimbely Levaco. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Aug 25, Margaret Schugt rated it really liked it. Ellen rated it really liked it Jul 09, It’s a great idea and it plays out really well, allowing for a lot of touching moments and a lot of funny parts from page 1.


Jan 22, Dan rated it it was amazing. I’m officially co-producing this show. Overall, good dialogue, although the characters were a bit hollow except for Kimberly.

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Aug 02, Ann rated it liked it. Did not enjoy the ending. Cardona also has an exquisite sense of timing and is unafraid to pause and respond with a look or gesture. 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. To ask other readers questions about Kimberly Akimboplease sign up.

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Very dysfunctional family, drunk dad, pregnant hypochondriac mom, ex-con aunt doesn’t help the situation. Jun 21, Gabriel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. 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. 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 own lives and an aunt always on the prowl for the next swindle.

Directed by David Petrarca Creative: There must be something about a cold reading that brings out authentic emotion in people–the lines surprise the actors as they read them, as spontaneous as casual conversation. He compensates by agreeing to take her to a burger joint for some food, where they meet Jeff, the nerdy kid behind the window, who asks if Kimbefly can do an interview for his project. 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 was impressed with the dialogue, as well as the delivery of it in a cold reading. Kate Brennan rated it liked it Aug 04, I can’t say I love it – but I love a lot about it.

Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The actors, too, struggle a bit with working as a coherent ensemble. Views Read Edit View history.

Torsney-Weir fills the stage with her expertise in capturing and delivering to the audience every last nuance of this very complex akimbp. Jason rated it liked it Jun 02, Thus, I had a hard time ranking it. 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.