KIMBERLY AKIMBO by David Lindsay-Abaire
Starring Katharine Ross and Directed by Graeme Cifford.
Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age MUCH faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secuacus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.
''Kimberly Akimbo'' is at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone. By crafty degrees, Lindsay-Abaire makes the case that all of the grown-ups suffer from a more leisurely form of Kimberly's disease: that is, plain old mortality. He is an expert at tweaking, skewing and finally inverting established formulas. The New York Times
Malibu Stage Company (View)
29243 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|