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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Called "the Coltranes of this genre" by Allmusic.com, Yale Strom's Hot Pstromi is one of the freshest, funkiest klezmer acts in America. But they'll get even fresher at the 13th Annual Klezmer Summit: My Yidishe Mambo, where they'll join forces with trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos and his Latin jazz band. Shtetl culture meets Salsa in a thrillingly diverse evening of up-tempo grooves and hauntingly beautiful Jewish music that pays homage to the influence mambo, cha-cha and rhumba had on klezmer from post-war America through the 1960s. 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