Kimberly Akimbo


Kimberly Akimbo

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Title: Kimberly Akimbo
Author: Lindsay-Abaire, David
Price: $28.95

Author of the highly successful comedies Fuddy Meers and Wonder of the World, David Lindsay-Abaire has a new hit with Kimberly Akimbo, which earned him the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for best playwright.

The title character is a sixteen-year-old girl suffering from a rare disease (a form of progeria) that causes her body to age four-and-a-half times faster than it should. (In a painfully funny line, she says, \" I went through menopause four years ago.\") With his customary skill and quirky wit, Lindsay-Abaire uses Kimberly's disease to explore issues of mortality and denial, and audiences can't fail to be moved when Kimberly realizes that her life might be ending just as the future is beginning for her peers.

\"Haunting and hilarious . . . Mr. Lindsay-Abaire is an expert at tweaking, skewing, and finally inverting established formulas. . . . Kimberly Akimbo is at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy, and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone.\" - BEN BRANTLEY, The New York Times

\"A wacky, touching, and totally charming dark comedy that gives a whole new meaning to 'coming-of-age story.'.. . It's a consistently witty work that generates laughs from its off-kilter explorations of family dynamics.\" - ROBERT DOMINGUEZ, New York Daily News

\"A funny and ultimately touching play . . .A breathless in-the-monient quality to the writing . . . makes the play sail along naturally. There is further and wisely an undercurrent of sadness that brings out its wacky humor all the more.\" - MICHAEL SOMMERS, Neuwk Star-Ledger

David Lindsay-Abaire is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild, and the WGA. His plays Fuddy Meers and Wonder of the World are both available from Overlook. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Publication date: 27/01/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781585674800
Publishing status: Last copy archived


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