Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo

by David Lindsay-Abaire
     
 

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Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a… See more details below

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Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

Editorial Reviews

NY Times
The Comedy of the Year. A haunting and hilarious new play. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire is an expert at tweaking, skewing and finally inverting established formulas. His plays tend to slide right out of predetermined pigeonholes. KIMBERLY AKIMBO is at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone.
Associated Press
A zany, disturbing and strangely affecting comedy. It's a bit of youthful happiness unlike any other.
NY Daily News
A wacky, touching and totally charming dark comedy that gives a whole new meaning to 'coming of age story.'
NY 1
I was bowled over by the singular theatricality of David Lindsay-Abaire's KIMBERLY AKIMBO. The way this harrowing and hilarious work continuously shifts from satire to black comedy to realism could never work anywhere else...theatre at its most original.
L.A. Times
A breezy, foulmouthed, fleet-footed, warmhearted comedy. There have been many dark comedies about dysfunctional families, but this is one of the funniest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585674800
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/27/2004
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,174,023
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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