The Space Between Theatre’s performance of Kimberly Akimbo has been Amazing! The play is now in its fourth and final week of showing at Kayenta’s Coyote Gulch Art Village, so don’t miss this hilarious comedy!
Written by the acclaimed playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, “Kimberly Akimbo” is a hilarious and poignant story about a teenager with a rare condition (progeria) that causes her body to age four and a half times faster than it should.
When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with her dysfunctional family. There is Pattie, her foul-mouthed, pregnant and hypochondriac mother; Buddy, a caring but inept, rarely sober father who really wants to do better; and Debra, the ex-con scam-artist aunt who knows the family’s dark secrets and has a tempting offer for Kimberly.
The play opens at the time of Kimberly’s sixteenth birthday – for her, it’s equal to 72 years of physical ageing. And just as she begins to care for the sweet, nerdy Jeff, her first real teenage friend, she must confront her own mortality and the possibility of first love – before it’s too late. (Information From The Space Between Theatre.www.tsbtc.org)