As If theatre in Kenmore mounts second production - Kimberly Akimbo

Monday, September 16, 2019



As If Theatre Company Announces its Second Production of 2019

David Lindsay-Abaire’s Haunting and Hilarious Play, 
KIMBERLY AKIMBO


After their wildly successful inaugural production of The Clean House in February, Kenmore’s As If Theatre Company is pleased to announce its second 2019 production; Kimberly Akimbo, by David Lindsay-Abaire, Oct. 4-20, 2019.

Directed by AITC Artistic Director, Cindy Giese French, this funny and heartwarming play is about a teenager with a rare condition that causes her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely-sober father, a scheming aunt, her own mortality and, most frighteningly, the possibility of her first love.

“I was completely drawn in by the ride this story takes us on,” says French. “It’s sweet and relatable one minute, then something unexpected and side-splittingly hysterical comes flying out of left field. I think our patrons will find this play really funny, heartfelt, a little bit weird, and perfectly entertaining.”

What have critics said:
“Kimberly Akimbo is at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone." —NY Times.

"A wacky, touching and totally charming dark comedy that gives a whole new meaning to 'coming of age story.'" —NY Daily News.

"A breezy, foulmouthed, fleet-footed, warmhearted comedy. There have been many dark comedies about dysfunctional families, but this is one of the funniest." —LA Times.

The cast will feature Christie Lynn Devoe (Pattie), Molly Hall (Debra), Josh Kibbey (Buddy), Rebecca O’Neil (Kimberly) and Seamus Smith (Jeff). Set design by Megan Twamley. Lighting design by Gwyn Skone. Sound design by William French. Costume design by Amy Gentry.

Tickets are on sale now. More information here.

Performances: October 4-20, 2019
  • Opening Night – Friday, October 4.
  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sundays at 5:00pm
  • Industry performance - Monday, October 14 at 7:30pm.
  • ASL performance – Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm.
Performances at Kenmore Community Club, 7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore, WA 98028

Director Cindy Giese French has acted, written, directed and produced theatre and film in the Seattle area for decades. Cindy has performed throughout theatres in Seattle and the Northend such as Edmonds Driftwood Players, The Phoenix Theater, Woodinville Repertory, Annex Theater and most recently she played Lane in As If Theatre’s The Clean House.

Cindy has also written, directed and/or produced many plays, songs and musicals. Just Go!, the first musical she wrote and produced, was listed in the “Best of ’97” section by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

About As If Theatre Company: Passionate and dedicated, As If Theatre Company’s ultimate goal is to bring engaging, challenging, and entertaining theater to the community just north of Seattle.

Performing at the historic Kenmore Community Club, the company was started by local theater artists, Cindy Giese French, Amy Gentry, and Molly Hall, who wanted to create an artistic home in the Northend. As If is grateful for the fiscal sponsorship of Arts of Kenmore.





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