Lake Worth Playhouse Black Box Series to Present A KID LIKE JAKE

Directed by Shonna Rash, A KID LIKE JAKE will run April 21 - May 1, 2016 as part of Lake Worth Playhouse's Black Box Series.

The cast features Michael Conner (Search and Destroy, Reckless), Leanna Oliveira (4000 Miles, Search and Destroy), Patricia Darling (Circle Mirror Transformation), and Carley Noerr (Black Box Series Debut).

The Florida Premiere of Daniel Pearle's play begins on the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools; Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A KID LIKE JAKE is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.

Tickets: $20. Times: 2 pm & 8 pm shows. All performances at Lake Worth Playhouse/Stonzek Theatre is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.

The Playhouse Black Box Series offers a unique selection of plays featuring the works of nationally and internationally established playwrights whose subjects or themes are both thought provoking and relevant to today's world. All works selected and presented in the series make perfect use of the Playhouse's 70 seat Stonzek Studio Theater, an intimate setting which provides the audience with a personal and visceral theatre going experience. The focus of the series is on the story, writing and acting of a chosen work with very basic technical arrangements.

Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children's shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.



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