Venue Details

The Lyceum Stage
79 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Yvonne A.
Review from Yvonne A.
127 events 59 reviews

Not good at all. Couldn't justify staying for the entire performance.

reviewed Dec 22 2004 report as inappropriate
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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

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