Kimberly Akimbo: Houston Premiere From Mildred's Umbrella
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A darkly comic riff on Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death, Obie Award-winning playwright Lisa D'Amour's Red Death follows a kindergarten teacher on an existential cross-country quest. Tasked by a mysterious extra-legal organization called The Panel with finding the "origin of evil, the root of denial and the basic human weakness that causes us to fear death," schoolteacher/lifeguard Jane Whithers sets out on the heels of Prospero Albright, a childhood friend who she thinks holds the answer. Her comic rollercoaster ride through existential dilemmas and everyday fears takes her from Florida beaches to Texas sewers in search of the key to life's biggest questions. Learn More
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Featured review from Edward Nguyen
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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!
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Mildreds Umbrella keeps growing into such a great company. More and more, they choose plays that are in keeping with their commitment to avant garde, while still choosing more accessible things, which I think has been why I'm always in a crowded...continued
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 Company
Mildred’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.