Kimberly Akimbo: Houston Premiere From Mildred's Umbrella
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From the pen of one of Britain's most provocative playwrights, Mike Bartlett, Cock is an exploration of attraction, ambivalence and commitment -- with a modern twist. When John takes a break from his longtime boyfriend, he surprisingly finds love in the arms of a woman. Trapped between two lovers, neither of whom is ready to give up the fight, John must navigate tricky emotional waters. Caught in a complicated, contemporary love triangle, which "alternative lifestyle" will John ultimately choose? Cock was the recipient of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, and is making its Houston premiere under the direction of Mark Adams. Learn More
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Kimberly Akimbo was a brilliant piece of work with great direction from Mildred's Umbrella! All the actors were on point and believable. Kim Tobin put on quite a show as Aunt Debra! Carolyn Houston Boone was Fabulous as Kimberly! She showed an innocence and vulnerability, as well as a defiant side of a teenager. Jennifer Decker was on point and believable as a neurotic pregnant Pattie! Ty Doran was spectacular as Jeff. And you can see the pain and addiction in Luke Fedell's eyes. Great job by all cast!
Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presents the Houston-area premiere of Kimberly Akimbo, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay Abaire. The show will be directed by veteran Houston director, Ron Jones, starring Carolyn Boone, Kim Tobin-Lehl, Jennifer Decker, Luke Fedell and Ty Doran.
About the Ticket Supplier: Mildred's Umbrella Theater CompanyMildred's Umbrella began in 2001 when local actress Jennifer Decker and poet and playwright John Harvey (Ph.D., University of Houston Creative Writing Dept.) decided to bring together a group of artists and actors to create a collaborative theatrical piece written by John Harvey. The production was a success, earning positive press attention and the attention of many other local artists who wanted to be involved in future productions, and inspired the duo to achieve non-profit status and make plans for another production.
Over the course of several years and under the energetic guidance of artistic director Jennifer Decker, Mildred's Umbrella has expanded to also staging Houston premieres of work from other playwrights and to searching out opportunities for creative collaborations with other local theater groups and artists.