This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)
Mike Kenney’s tender fable, Walking the Tightrope, takes the stage at Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City in a production designed for audiences ages six to 99. Written by British playwright Mike Kenny (The Railway Children, Boy With a Suitcase), Tightrope was the first recipient of Art Council England’s Award for Playwriting for Children and Young People. In it, young Esme arrives for a summer stay at her grandparents’ house but this time something’s different: Grandma isn’t there. This celebration of multi-generational bonds, family and remembered childhood moments has appeal for audience members both young and old.