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A Kid Like Jake

Flying Anvil Theatre Presents

By Daniel Pearle

Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theatre,

New York City, 2013

"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

Words and Music by Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston

© 1948 Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP)

© Walt Disney Records

No video recording or photography of any kind is allowed throughout the duration of the performance.

Generously Sponsored By:

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Directors Note

What comes to your mind when you read the following list:

Texan?

Actor?

Lawyer?

Criminal?

Catholic?

Muslim?

Gay?

KKK?

Cheerleader?

Democrat?

Abortion?

Teacher?

Psychiatrist?

Transgender?

 

What images popped into your head?  What feelings? Thoughts? Judgments? Stereotypes? You found a box inside of your brain that allowed you to associate with the word. That box gave you context with which to understand the word. Finally, you experienced feeling about the context you found. We do this daily.  It is how we function. Those are our biases. Our viewpoint on our world based on the reality of our own situation labels any situation we are in and our brain then reacts accordingly. 

 

This play has been a journey of questions with little to no answers. It feels like the world is attempting to live in a black and white world when so many of the situations around us are grey.  Some may argue that abortions are always wrong and should be abolished. Yet, most reconsider when it involves a rape. Context changes our perception. The intricacies of the situation affect our biases.  So... what happens when you are dealing with a parent and child situation?  What happens when you have two people attempting to do their best for their child, but they carry with them their own biases and their own context for how they function through the world?  Are they wrong?  Are you wrong for judging their actions? Who's right?  

 

As you watch the play, you will find yourself making so many judgments about the people in the play, but I must remind you.... you have never met Jake. You do not know who he is. All you know is what other people tell you about him.  Did you make a judgment about him?  Ask yourself what moments in the play make you want to pass judgment on the character and what moments make you want to judge Jake.  Which character did you identify with?  Who do you think is wrong?  How would you have handled the situation?  Just remember....We don't always have to know the answers, but we do just have to keep listening.

 

With love and light... enjoy the show!

 

Doug

To all of our donors past and present,

Thank

you

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The Actors

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The Production Team

In The Lobby

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The Space in Between

Sienna Wood, playing Judy in A Kid Like Jake, is a multifaceted artist and created this painting inspired by the show. She has generously donated the piece to Flying Anvil to display and auction during the run of the show. All proceeds help us reach our goal for our Spring Fundraiser!

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music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

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