Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company presents Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay Abaire


Kimberly Akimbo is a dark comedy about a lonely teenage girl suffering from a disease that causes her to age four-and-a-half times faster than normal. Thus, 16-year-old Kimberly is trapped inside the frail physical body of an elderly woman. She meets another misfit (a teenage boy) and the two form an attachment to one another that borders on attraction. The situation is not helped by Kimberly's rapidly deteriorating health and her completely self-absorbed and dysfunctional family.

The material is relevant to today's issues with acceptance of people, who are different and the skills a neglected child must use to survive today's dysfunctional world. While dealing with the inevitable experiences of old age and death, Kimberly Akimbo strikes hopeful notes about breaking destructive patterns and finding peace amid turmoil.

David Lindsay Abaire is an American Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominated playwright whose works include High Fidelity, a musical adaptation of the 1995 Nick Hornby novel of the same name, Wonders of the World, which premiered at Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre headlined by Sarah Jessica Parker, Fuddy Meers, which has obtained more than 200 productions and adaptations into several languages, Dotting and Dashing, Snow Angel, Rabbit Hole, which was converted to the screen starring Nicole Kidman, and Good People among others.

This production by Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company is the Houston area premiere of this work.



Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring St.
Houston, TX 77007


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