In The Whole History of Hi-Q

[SHORT] One the eve of the last tournament of the year, three high school trivia nerds must confront the real reasons for their losing streak.
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In The Whole History of Hi-Q

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  • Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn:
    2 Aug. 2023
    We've all known someone that was so certain of their intelligence that they spoke pompously while misusing the big words they threw around like weapons. If we haven't met them in person, they are everywhere on social media. But in Hi-Q, intelligence IS everything. And arrogance will destroy you. Tommy is a frustrating yet hilarious character. Great roles for student performers.
  • Greg Mandryk:
    19 Feb. 2023
    A short but excellent tale of a sinking ship. In Tommy, Gatton has written a perfect depiction of willful ignorance. It's not that he isn't smart enough to see his own faults. He's merely unwilling, choosing to foist blame onto others. In the end, the captain does indeed go down with the ship. Well done!
  • Adam Richter:
    5 Jan. 2023
    Nothing is as bizarrely high-stakes as high school activities. Because in the grand scheme of things, they mean nothing — yet they shape who teenagers become. Vince Gatton's play demonstrates that beautifully, without trivializing the drama for the teenagers involved. The play takes a delightfully comic turn at a key moment, one I won't spoil here. Gatton gives us a realistic, sympathetic and very funny look at high schoolers. Tommy has a tough (but ultimately lucrative, no doubt) future ahead of him.

    Excellent job!

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    City Theatre, Miami
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    CHERRY PICKING, by the Mottola Theater Project