Kimberly Akimbo

By David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Rod Oden

September 26-28 and October 3-5 at 7:30PM

Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition, causing 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 scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

Production Staff

Director/TD/Designer – Rod Oden
Stage Manager – Karissa Carpenter
Assistant Light Designer/ME – Dominic Masotti*

* – Denotes a CataLST Intern, an internship program between Lee Street theatre and the Catawba College Theater Arts Department



Kimberly – Linda Jones Patti – Sara Lee Buddy – John Minton Debra – Diane Draper Jeff – Hayden Weeks


“The Comedy of the Year. A haunting and hilarious new play. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire is an expert at tweaking, skewing and finally inverting established formulas. His plays tend to slide right out of predetermined pigeonholes. KIMBERLY AKIMBO is at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone.” —NY Times

“A zany, disturbing and strangely affecting comedy. It’s a bit of youthful happiness unlike any other.” —Associated Press

“I was bowled over by the singular theatricality of David Lindsay-Abaire’s KIMBERLY AKIMBO. The way this harrowing and hilarious work continuously shifts from satire to black comedy to realism could never work anywhere else…theatre at its most original.” —NY 1

“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