Janice L. Franlin raves about A Kid Like Jake in her review for TheaterJones, calling it “a thing of beauty — from the direction to the actors’ performances to the production values, all respecting and giving energy to Daniel Pearle’s probing script…searing and marvelous.”
“It does not get much better than this. Not to mention the timely, considering the national discussion of gender identity. Missing this production would be a real loss for beholders of theatrical beauty…Jenny Ledel is at once breathtaking and exhausting as Alex…The area lighting throughout the show, designed by Aaron Johansen is almost a primer in how to tell story through lighting…[Ian] Ferguson gives heart-wrenching authenticity to Greg as the supportive spouse…[Christie] Vela is magnificent as Judy, caringly stitching back the frayed fragments created by the parents.”
Nancy Churnin at the Dallas Morning News says the “tension crackles under Matthew Gray’s sharp direction, with palpable tension radiating in growing intensity from Ledel and Ferguson..A Kid Like Jake makes you stop and think twice.” Read the full review.