Touching Dark Comedy Kimberly Akimbo by Moxie Theatre
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A wedding toast turns into a one-man virtuoso performance of the greatest Jewish play of all time in The Dybbuk (for Hannah and Sam's Wedding). Multiple Drama Critics Circle Award-winner (and acclaimed multi-character actor) Ron Campbell makes his highly anticipated return to San Diego in this staged reading of the timeless, chilling story of love and exorcism about a young Jewish woman possessed by the wandering spirit of her predestined -- and deceased -- husband. Adapted from Jewish playwright S. Ansky's seminal work and directed by Todd Salovey, the performance features haunting music composed and performed by Yale Strom and members of Hot Pstromi. Learn More
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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.
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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