On May 5 and 7, HBA’s Fall Theater class performed Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Monologues by Michael Tester.
The production features two casts—junior varsity and varsity casts—and I had the pleasure of watching the varsity cast.
The play is a compilation of monologues and sketches from different senior superlative awardees. Since there were over twenty different roles and only twelve actors, every actor played at least two parts. All the roles were about the same size, so everyone had a chance to showcase their theatrical talent. Apart from recurring appearances from David D., played by senior Joshua Laxamana, the audience only got to see each character for a scene or two.
[one_third]Having been in past theater productions at HBA and in the community, I appreciated the versatility and range of the cast as they played a variety of characters. [/one_third]
Having been in past theater productions at HBA and in the community, I appreciated the versatility and range of the cast as they played a variety of characters. Senior Tanner Isaacs smoothly transitioned from a goth for “Best Hair” to a science fiction nerd for “Most Likely to Think Outside The Box.” Senior Kailee Liu also went from the domineering and demanding “Most Popular” to the love sick Gabby. However, with the exception of a few characters, none of the superlative winners are ever named which made it a little harder to distinguish the different characters. Overall, though, I enjoyed watching each cast member get their time in the spotlight.
The play contained numerous one liners and puns throughout the script. I couldn’t help laughing as I watched junior Makenzie Cammack as “Best Supporting Actor,” who played the roof in Fiddler on the Roof, go through every possible roof pun in existence. Junior Paige Oshiro as “Most Mathletic” gave a hilarious monologue using mathematical terms to describe her relationship with her ex.
As graduation looms around the corner, it was fitting that the play took a humorous look at all the unique personalities and memories that make up the high school experience. While I would have wished for more of a storyline, watching Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Monologues was a refreshing experience.