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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The timeless battle between Lucifer's forces of evil and Michael the Archangel's champions of goodness is brought to thrilling life in the holiday musical La Pastorela del Cielo, San Diego's longest-running professional theater production. Now celebrating its 23rd season, this beloved Mexican-inspired holiday show is a contemporary twist on the traditional story of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. An epic morality play full of ethical choices and introspection, it's presented with levity, music, beautiful costumes and dialogue written entirely in verse, much like a yuletide Dr. Seuss story. This bilingual show is performed primarily in English, with additional Christmas carols sung in Spanish. Learn More
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- "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
About the Ticket Supplier: MOXIE Theatre
The goal of MOXIE Theatre is to create a place where the audience can count on to be inspired, encouraged, challenged and excited. The Mission of MOXIE Theatre is expand the idea of what is feminine by using the intimate art of theatre to explore and celebrate the complexity of all human relationships. They are committed to producing smart, sexy and surprising plays, primarily those written by women that examine strong female themes and create more diverse and honest female images for our culture.