A Kid Like Jake

1/12/2017 - 1/22/2017
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage
"A Kid Like Jake" — Jan. 12 to 22, 2017

Running Jan. 12 to 22, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • 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" — Jan. 12 to 22, 2017

"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.

GLSEN Workshop 

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.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $22

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $16 on Thursday, Jan. 12 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$8 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Jan. 12
$22 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$20 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for college students (with current I.D.)

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99
$16 per ticket for group of 100 or larger

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Merriman Road is CLOSED between Sunnyside Avenue and Kingswood Drive now through a date to be determined. The posted detour to Weathervane Playhouse is to head west on Memorial Parkway, turn right on North Portage Path and follow it down into the Merriman Valley to re-connect to Merriman Road.

Riverview Road is CLOSED between Bath Road and Smith Road. This portion of Riverview Road will remain closed until approximately July 2017. The posted detour routes will utilize Smith Road, Sand Run Road, Yellow Creek Road, Bath Road, and Akron Peninsula Road. Merriman Road/ Riverview Road will have construction activities performed from Lock 22 Plaza (on Merriman Road) to Smith Road and this portion of roadway will continue to have lane restrictions during this period.

THE CAST

CHRISTINE WRIGHT
Alex

BRIAN WESTERLEY
Greg

DEDE KLEIN
Judy

ALLISON KUMP
Nurse

THE CREATIVE TEAM

BOB BELFANCE
Director

RICHARD WORSWICK
Stage Manager

JARED SPARKS
Properties Designer

KELLIE ROSSINI
Lighting Designer

MICHAEL RAHANIAN
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

LAURA NIEHAUS
Scenic Designer

RICHARD MORRIS
Technical Director
 

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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