Alex and her husband, Greg, want only the best for their precocious four-year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York City private schools, part of what makes Jake special—his passion for Cinderella and dress-up—starts to cause concern.
In Evan Cabnet’s skillfully acted, quietly absorbing production for LCT3, the greatest pleasures are in the details: the exactness of Pearle’s dialogue, the slow boil of denial and resentment, the thin fissures between Alex and her therapist husband, Greg.Review by Adam Feldman from Time Out New York
Mr. Pearle has found an intriguing subject of real currency, and one that stirs our natural sympathy. And with the ever-excellent Ms. Gugino and Mr. Grosz giving layered, honest performances in the central roles, 'A Kid Like Jake' mostly keeps us engrossed.Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times