Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kimberly Akimbo
Equinox Theatre Company: 1/24 – 2/15

             Linda Suttle is Kimberly
     There is a charming play written by David Lindsay-Abaire called “Kimberly Akimbo” currently on view at The Bug Theatre. Kimberly is a sixteen-year-old girl who is afflicted with a rare disease that causes the aging process to speed up. At sixteen she already appears to be a mature woman. The words on the front of the program read: “It’s hard being a teen. Try it at seventy.”
     Kimberly has a mom who’s a hypochondriac, a father who’s a drunk and an aunt who’s a scam artist. It’s a black comedy about an extremely dysfunctional family that speaks to the way the quick passage of time has of wounding everyone.
     Linda Suttle leads the cast with an affectionately drawn portrayal of the central character. This artist has obviously spent lots of hours at the mall researching the behaviors and posture of teenage girls.
     Brad Wagner delivers a fresh and funny portrayal of Kim’s boy friend, Jeff.  Kaity Talmage-Bowers is hilarious as Kim’s  nutty aunt Debra.
     Rounding out the cast in the roles of Kimberly’s parents are: Kim Netherton as Patttie and Zach Brown as Buddy.
     One of the set pieces was problematic on opening weekend but over all “Kimberly Akimbo” is a fun, heartfelt and poignant evening of theatre. Deb Flomberg directs.

Equinox Theatre Company Presents:
“Kimberly Akimbo”
at The Bug Theatre
 3654 Navajo Street in Denver
(720) 984-0781
January 24 through February 15 
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $20
 Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more
Tickets available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.comMarlowe's Musings 

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