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Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'A Kid Like Jake' breaks gender stereotypes

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Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'A Kid Like Jake' breaks gender stereotypes



'A Kid Like Jake' breaks gender stereotypes
By Ivana Goldtooth | Published 09/04/14 11:51am
It might be hard figuring out what’s so special about the title character in “A Kid Like Jake,” especially since the audience never gets to meet him. The Invisible Theatre attempts to resolve this ambiguity by premiering Daniel Pearle’s play at the start of its 44th season. The story involves a 4-year-old boy named Jake who is just starting his first year of preschool in New York City. Before he can begin, however, his parents must find a private school they think is best for him. The play opens with Alex, Jake’s mother, sitting in the living room, mulling over an essay draft she will submit in a private school application. The essay prompt is to share what makes her child special. Alex realizes that everything about her son is special. He’s bright, inquisitive, loves fairy tales and has an interest in playing d…

Invisible Theatre launches art season with a winner

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Invisible Theatre launches art season with a winner



By Kathy Allen 0
Review What: The Invisible Theatre’s production of “A Kid Like Jake.” Playwright: Daniel Pearle. Director: Kevin Black. When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 14. There will be an additional performance at 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Where: Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. Cost: $30. Discounts available. Reservations/information: invisibletheatre.com or 882-9721. Running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Arizona Daily Star Here’s a prediction: This will be a good season for theater. At least it will be if The Invisible Theatre’s “A Kid Like Jake,” which launched the 2014-15 season, is any indication. The Daniel Pearle play, which opened Wednesday, is provocative, poignant and heartbreaking. Smoothly directed by Kevin Black, it is also quite funny, (thankfully) devoid of sentimentality, and propelled by a killer cast. Read the entire review here: Invisible Theatre launches art seas…