The daunting role of Victoria is tackled head on by Emma Paullin. She is the through-line character, active throughout, who traverses a wide range of identity territory as the “cool girl” swept up in the vortex of geekdom: The Math Team. She is, by turns, cool, bitchy, sassy, confident, insecure, confused, neglected, inspired, powerful, transformed…?
The charming geeks of The Math Team are played by A. J. Hill, Seth Motz. Dillon Smith and Will Palmer. They are all fine, and each has his own distinct version of geekitude, and his own scene to shine — but I was particularly taken with “Jimmy” (Will Palmer) who brought the greatest degree of energy and sincerity to his “lowly freshman” role.
Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen continues through Sunday at 7 pm each day in the outdoor amphitheater in the central LCC Campus, between Dart Auditorium and the Gannon Building (if you park on Grand, you can walk through the Gannon Building… and there are bathrooms there, too.) Bring your folding chairs, blanket, maybe snacks (there are some for sale, too) The show is free of charge, but a tip for the scholarship donation box is appreciated.