Touching Dark Comedy Kimberly Akimbo by Moxie Theatre
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The last date listed for Kimberly Akimbo was Thursday December 23, 2004 / 8:00pm.
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Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitz -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Rita the DogRed Velvet
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I've now seen this production twice -- and the second time was even better than the first because I noticed a lot of nuances I'd missed. Great cast, funny, poignant and thought-provoking. Definitely worth the cost of admission.
Quotes & Highlights
“You’d be nuts not to spend an evening with these lovable lunatics.” —Pat Launer, KPBS
“The Comedy of the Year. A haunting and hilarious new play. Kimberly Akimbo is a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone.” —New York Times
“A wacky, touching and totally charming dark comedy that gives a whole new meaning to ‘coming of age story.’” —New York Daily News
Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, Kimberly Akimbo is an hilarious and heartrending new play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age at an increased rate. Kimberly is forced to re-evaluate her life while contending with her heavily pregnant, hypo- chondriac mother, her rarely sober father, her homeless, scam-artist aunt Debra, her own mortality, and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.
Kimberly becomes the parent to her dysfunctional family as they go out of their way to avoid her, in the hope that they will not have to confront the fact that she is nearing sixteen – the end of her predicted lifespan. Kimberly learns of the value of friends, discovers
Written By David Lindsey-Abaire
Directed By Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Starring: Linda Castro, Jason Connors, Jo Anne Glover, Liv Kellgren and Matt Scott