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"Comedy of the Year" -NY Times

Kimberly is your regular teenager, except that she has an age-advancing genetic disease, an alcoholic father, a pregnant, hypochondriac mother and a pesky criminal aunt.  Now she is facing the most terrifying thing of all… the possibility of first love. 

Featuring Jody Hovland as Kimberly, with Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, Carrie Houchins-Witt, Frankie Rose, and Tim Budd.

"It's rare to find a play that is both incredibly poignant on topics like loneliness and love but that can still stay completely hysterical and surprising throughout." -Sean Christopher Lewis, Director

Daily Iowan Article   KCCK Culture Crawl Interview

This production contains adult language.

Show Dates
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun    Oct 23-26
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun    Oct 30-Nov 2 

Times: Thurs-Sat shows at 7:30pm, Sun shows at 2:00pm

Talkbacks: Fri, Oct 24  Stay after the show on 10/24 for an audience discussion with the actors!

Kimberly Akimbo is sponsored by:
Julie & Carl Schweser

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Above photo: Frankie Rose & Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers; photo by Bob Goodfellow
Riverdog photo:  Anne Boleyn (Annie) Swanson; photo by Jeff Nesheim

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"Kimberly Akimbo" Director's Notes

Director Sean Christopher Lewis tells us his thoughts on Kimberly Akimbo: "I read Kimberly Akimbo for the first time about ten years ago and at the time didn't think much of it. And to be honest over the summer when Jody approached me with the idea ...

Press Citizen "Best of Area" Contest!

Vote for Riverside Theatre again this year for the Press Citizen's "Best of the Area" Theater Group! To access voting for the Entertainment Category, click here, create a quick  "log-in" acct from the top right of the box, click on Theatre ...

A peek into "Kimberly Akimbo" Scenic & Lighting Designer Courtney Schmitz's mind...

Minneapolis area-based scenic & lighting designer Courtney Schmitz gives us a rare peek into the inspiration of the very cool 'Kimberly Akimbo' set... When asked to write an artist’s statement about the design of Kimberly Akimbo, I was torn. ...

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