Stevens Point, WI
Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) presents A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle with performance dates at Sentry Theater on January 13th & 14th, 2023 at 7pm. A Kid Like Jake is cwACT’s entry into the 2023 American Association for Community Theater Festival (AACTfest), a biennial forum that has community theaters from around the nation compete for a spot at the national festival in June, 2023. On the weekend of January 20th-22nd, cwACT will take A Kid Like Jake to the state-level competition in Beaver Dam, WI. They will strive to take a top spot against the other Wisconsin theater companies for a chance to make it to the regional festival, hosted in Hartford, WI in April, 2023. Winners from the regional festival will move onto the national festival in Louisville, KY on June 12-17th, 2023.
A Kid Like Jake is a “dramedy” that is set on the eve of admissions for Manhattan’s private schools. Alex and Greg are working on getting their son Jake, a four-year-old who prefers Cinderella to G.I. Joe into a great school. However, Jake’s behavior becomes irregular and volatile. This causes other adults in his life to wonder if his fondness of dress-up might be cause for concern.
“A Kid Like Jake is about how families work with the challenges of raising children in the 21st century” director Joe Nowinski said. “The comedy is laugh out loud funny, and the subject matter is sensitive. The challenge of Alex and Greg (the Mother and Father) is the story of every parent trying to help their child through difficult transitions in life. In the end, loving your children for who they are is a universal good, and this play highlights that with grace.”
cwACT’s production of A Kid Like Jake will perform at Sentry Theater at 1800 Northpoint Dr. in Stevens Point, WI. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for Seniors, and $7 for Veterans and those under 12 years old. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/68000 or at the door. Material in the play might be sensitive for younger viewers and viewer discretion is advised.
Since 1973, cwACT has been bringing some of the best musicals, comedies and dramas ever written to life in the central Wisconsin area. Our mission is to collaborate with the community to create a full theatrical experience that all can enjoy. We are headquartered at a building fondly called “The Shack” located at 2952 Minnesota Avenue in Stevens Point. Please explore our website, cwact.org to find information on performance news, auditions, membership information, donations, and volunteer opportunities.