The Players of Sarasota go backstage with 'Kimberly Akimbo'

January 31, 2013 

The Players of Sarasota's wonderfully edgy Backstage Series continues with "Kimberly Akimbo," one of the most acclaimed new comedies of the past decade.

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of "Rabbit Hole," the show, which opens today, follows Kimberly, a teenager who has a rare illness that causes her to age five times faster than normal. Going through menopause in middle school is just one of the many obstacles the title character must

The cast includes Jennie Aldrich Walker in the title role, supported by Ross Boeringer, Kaylene McCaw, Jamie Lee Butrum and Billy Peery.

"Kimberly Akimbo" is directed by Ellie Pattison with the assistance of Miranda Margolis, the stage manager.

The show contains foul language and adult humor.

Details: Jan. 31-Feb. 10, Backstage at The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets: $15. Information: 941-365-2494 or www.theplayers.org.

--Wade Tatangelo

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