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Kid Like Jake – Reviews

Stage and Cinema
THE BEST PLAY ON ANY L.A. STAGE RIGHT NOWPITCH  PERFECT… The play is not only topical but timeless” — Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema

Stage Scene LA
WOW!… had me riveted from start to finish.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Theatre Notes
DRAMA AS GOOD AS IT GETS… the audience is rapt in pin-drop attention” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

Pasadena Weekly
POWERFUL…  heartrending and ever so believable..” — Jana J. Monji, Pasadena Weekly

LA Splash
INTIMATE AND INTENSE… will ring true to everyone who has ever been a parent” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Colorado Boulevard
GENUINE AND HEARTFELT… a dazzling night of intimate family drama… sear[s] with emotion… Director Jennifer Chambers must be lauded for shepherding one of the most realistic marriages into stage life in years.” — Melanie Hooks, Colorado Boulevard

Broadway World
SPOT ON… strong actors” — Gil Kaan, Broadway World

Larchmont Buzz
MULTI-LAYERED… The main character is the unseen but vividly painted Jake, whose ‘gender-expansive play’ and its repercussions send the adults in his world into a convoluted tizzy… Utterback beautifully pulls off a complicated everymom… Sharon Lawrence shines.” — Laura Foti Cohen, Larchmont Buzz

On Stage and Screen, LADCC
SMART AND THOUGHTFUL… smart dialogue and keen performances” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

People’s World
MORE TIMELY THAN EVER… a study of marital intimacy and the aspirations, often unarticulated, that couples assume of one another… The acting is highly credible: Anyone who has been in an intimate relationship will recognize both the zenith and the nadir of emotions.”  Eric Gordon, People’s World

Desert Star Weekly 

Gia On The Move
RECOMMENDED… Well written and well acted… The actors are top-notch and the production is excellent” — Matt Ritchey, Gia On The Move

USC Annenberg Media
UNNERVING REALISM… the seemingly surface-level disagreements between two parents about their child’s schooling become a larger conversation about his gender expression and diversity” — Ginger Gordon, USC Annenberg Media