by David Lindsay-Abaire
May 31 - June 15, 2013
Park Hall, Ben Lomond
KIMBERLY AKIMBO, by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "Rabbit Hole," is both a hilarious black comedy and a profound and poignant study of how people deal with the cards that life deals them. In 2003, the New York Times called it "the comedy of the year."
The play tells the story of a teenage girl with a rare medical condition that causes her body to age four and a half times faster than normal, so that when she is 16, she appears to be 70. She is surrounded by outrageously quirky characters and situations, including a pregnant, hypochondriac mother who wants a "normal" child, a rarely sober but loving father who dreams of running with the bulls at Pamplona, an ex-con scam-artist aunt who lives in the library under a pile of beanbag chairs, and the possibility of first love with her socially-challenged but sweet classmate Jeff, who works at Zippy Burger and whose favorite pastimes are writing anagrams and playing Dungeons and Dragons. In spite of, or perhaps because of, the craziness, Kimberly awakens to possibilities she had never dreamed of. She not only learns the importance of living each moment of each day to the fullest, but finds the courage and the power to make the choices that will allow her to do exactly that, no matter what the consequences.
ADVISORY: This play contains strong adult language and is intended for mature audiences.
Fridays, May 31, June 7 & 14 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, June 1, 8 & 15 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9 @ 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 @ 8:00 p.m. - all tickets 2-for-1
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Mountain Community Theater is Santa Cruz County’s longest continuously running community theater company. MCT is a member-run non-profit organization that derives its support primarily from performance proceeds and charitable donations. The company, formed in 1982 by a collective of actors, puts on live theatrical performances featuring and tailored to people living in the San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County, and beyond.
5/31 @ 8pm
6/1 @ 8pm
6/6 @ 8pm
6/7 @ 8pm
6/8 @ 8pm
6/9 @ 2pm
6/14 @ 8pm
6/15 @ 8pm