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A Kid Like Jake

One of the most popular parenting mantras is “we want what’s best for our child.” But what happens when our fears, prejudices and agenda take precedence? And what are the consequences when child rearing philosophies between parents diverge? These are questions raised in the latest production from Chicago’s About Face Theatre. A Kid Like Jake is a moving, poignant and often intense story of two young, liberal Manhattan parents who are trying to get their just barely five-year-old only child Jake into an elite school and in the process are forced to deal with the emerging issue of gender identity that tests love, loyalty and friendship. A Kid Like Jake playwright Daniel Pearle and About Face Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff stop by to talk about the production.(Flickr/Iwan Gabovitch)

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