A KID LIKE JAKE
Benchmark Theatre’s production of Daniel Pearle’s A KID LIKE JAKE is very nearly a pitch perfect production.
The play involves Alex and Greg Wheeler, a young couple with a precocious four-year-old son who is showing a preference “more for Cinderella than GI Joe.” Conflict slowly arises in Alex and Greg’s marriage as they try to decide what the best path to take is for Jake and each of them.
Warren Sherrill has directed the show with his usual professional expertise. Sherrill has cast the show impeccably. The four-person cast includes: Adrian Egolf, Antonio Amadeo, Martha Harmon Pardee and Madison McKenzie-Scott.
The technical end of things includes an eye-pleasing scenic design by Michael Duran that’s illuminated by Kevin Taylor’s lighting. John Hauser provides a sensitive sound design that enhances the production.
Adrian Egolf is luminous as Alex. Antonio Amadeo stuns as her husband, Greg. Martha Harmon Pardee (Judy) turns in yet another brilliant performance. Madison McKenzie Scott (the nurse) was new to this reviewer. It is to be hoped that each and all in this cast will be seen soon again upon the Denver stage.
The production, directed by Warren Sherrill, opens Friday, February 16th and runs through Saturday, March 24th with performances Friday – Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sunday evenings at 6pm. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $20 for students/seniors/military. The production will take place at the company’s new home at 40W in Lakewood at 1560 Teller Street. Please visit www.benchmarktheatre.com to purchase tickets and send any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.orgMarlowe's Musings