self-produced · Ages 14+ · United States of America

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STEPY KAMEI certified reviewer June 14, 2018
tagged as: satire · political · comedy
Such a fun show! Really smart political satire with lots of subtle, sharp commentary (as well as plenty of bold and well-done moments). You could tell everyone was super engaged and committed to the show, which made it easy to feel the same way as an audience member!... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 17, 2018
The High Captain feels not unlike a blend of Waiting for Godot and Gilligan's Island. And maybe a fairly political version of Alice in Wonderland. Maybe. Actually there's also more than a dash of Monty Python as well. The survivors of a tanker ship crashing onto a desert island somewhere in the Caribbean try to live out their lives. Not easy under the best of circumstances it is all made better and worse by the fact enough barrels of gas that send people high as a kite survived the crash to...well, keep everyone high as a kite. The result is a surreal comedy with more than a few piercing bits of commentary about our own lives and society. In fact, as tensions rise and lead to a bizarre election process the world of this island becomes... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 07, 2018
tagged as: comedy · politics · satire
Recommended. An entertaining and thought-provoking look at politics.... full review
ASHLEY STINERLYONS certified reviewer June 24, 2018
Great acting from the cast ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer July 11, 2018
"The High Captain" is a true satire. I feel like American Culture has been bereft of good satire- mostly because it is often misinterpreted as cutting too close to the bone. This play really reveals, both allegorically and literally, the kind of drug-induced Dante's Inferno that has become American contemporary politics. It'll disturb you; make you squirm at times in your seat; but it will amuse you; entertain you; and, at the very least, vindicate you. Jude Evans gives a tour de force performance as the reprehensible political candidate Thon. He feels eerily similar to a leader we know all too well. Heather Lynn also gives a memorable performance as his political opposition, with an inner demon masquerading as a serious digestive disorder (... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
Some clever, if unfinished, ideas well-delivered a vibrant and engaging cast. Mr. Cire's firm hand on the tiller keeps The High Captain from running aground. ... full review
THEO MOTZENBACKER certified reviewer June 14, 2018
tagged as: satire · Absurdist
This show is somewhere between a political comedy and a slapstick. It's a good bet for someone who enjoys both absurdity and broad satire.... full review