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09 June 2013 @ 09:24 pm
Onstage: 'A Kid Like Jake'  
Carla Gugino stars in this play about parenting and the quirks of uppity NYC private schools.

Parents trying to do right by their precocious young son, who happens to love Cinderella and playing dress up, is the story of A Kid Like Jake. But when it's time for the husband and wife to apply to New York City private schools, Jake's aforementioned passions begin to turn heads—and not necessarily in a good way.

Now showing through July 14, this new play by the award-winning playwright Daniel Pearle (The Prodigies, Freefall, Plunder and The Truth About Christmas) is an anticipated LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production, and a wonderful opportunity to see work by tomorrow's famed playwrights today. This Lincoln Center Theater programming initiative was established in 2008 to produce the work of new artists and develop new audiences.

But just because these works are new doesn't mean they're not great; past LCT3 productions have included the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Ayad Ahktar’s Disgraced. Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize finalist (and New York theater hit) 4000 Miles was also an LCT3 play.

As for A Kid Like Jake, the play stars Carla Gugino (whose Broadway credits include The Road to Mecca, Desire Under The Elms, and After The Fall) as wife Alex. Peter Grosz (Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Colbert Report) plays her husband, Greg. Claire Tow Theater, 150 W. 65 St., 212-239-6200.

Source: Gotham Magazine

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