1/12/2017 - 1/22/2017
Running Jan. 12 to 22, 2017
Thursdays — Jan. 12 and 19 — at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays — Jan. 13 and 20 — at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays — Jan. 14 and 21 — at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays — Jan. 15 and 22 — at 2:30 p.m.
"A Kid Like Jake"
A drama by Daniel Pearle
Directed by Bob Belfance
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.
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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.
The play is recommended for adults due to language and content.
A Kid Like Jake was first presented by Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 program, which fosters and produces works by new playwrights, directors and designers. The production premiered at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theatre in New York City on June 17, 2013.
A Kid Like Jake is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
On January 20, 2017, Weathervane Playhouse will present a workshop for education professionals in conjunction with the play A Kid Like Jake. Jeff Bixby, a retired school teacher, will present from 8 a.m. to noon on various issues of interest to educators supporting the LGBTQ community in their schools. Bixby, the GLSEN Northeast Ohio co-chair, and a longtime Weathervane volunteer, will moderate the workshop which will include a discussion of the play, a condensed version of the GLSEN Northeast Ohio’s Safe Schools presentation, and a panel discussion of community members. For more information or to register for the workshop, contact the box office at 330-836-2626.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
JASEN J. SMITH
Assistant Technical Director