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High School Coven

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Disappointing

About the show

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents this dark comedy about female friendships and the art of magick. More…

TBH high school is very, very, very hard, especially if you're a witch. Liana, Naomi, Rachel, and Trina form a coven to cope with the pressures of being a teenage girl, like finding the perfect homecoming dress, locating a suitable familiar, and something more sinister—reporting sexual assault within the education system. Part of the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, which aims to increase access to production opportunities for a varied set of early career artists.

Member Reviews (19)


Relevant, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Disappointing
Avg Score

Enchanting (get it?), Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if You want a show that's surprisingly much more than it appears at first glance. Topical and current with a funnny believable storyline.

Don't see it if You can't use your imagination a bit. They do wonders with a couple of tables and chairs but this is not about the sets or costumes.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy a strong message through the eyes of high school female teenagers who speak their own language at a fast and loud pace.

Don't see it if screaming, hard to understand soft voices with competing background music and lots of quick action scene and light changes overtax you.

Cute concept but bad execution

See it if You enjoy high school themed plot elements like popularity, cliques, underage drinking,. the coven elements just seemed like an afterthought

Don't see it if If you are looking for compelling plot or production value.. This was kind of low budge and amateurish.

Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are a teen girl from 13-17. good intentions with the premise but included a lot of nonsense that seriously detracted from the main story

Don't see it if 90' with no intermission. lots of unnecessary yelling and over acting. ALL OF THE GOOD REVIEWS ABOVE ARE FROM 1ST TIME REVIEWERS; NOT COOL.

Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You want to support a very juvenile production that is in need of much work

Don't see it if You want to see a well written, well acted play

Confusing, Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you enjoy seeing an energetic all-female cast address relevant issues such as high school sexual assault from a female perspective.

Don't see it if you're expecting a coherent, well-written play with reasonable inclusion of witch covens and less irrelevant distractions to main theme.

Also My friend and I both thought that the play was too scattered and unfoc... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Was a great show . The whole audience seem to enjoy this how.

Don't see it if You don't like the supernatural.

Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have a teen at home they will appreciate this play. Story surrounded rape of popular girl and how the experience changed her.

Don't see it if your male or older. You may not relate to the topic.

Also Theater was comfortable and in a good location. I was able to find par... Read more Read less

Funny, Relevant, Poor diction, Somewhat amateurish, Cliched

See it if you enjoy high school themed plays that combine humor and serious subjects and don't mind a less than perfect production.

Don't see it if You want to see a professional production and are not a fan of the combination of witchcraft, high school, and sexual assault.

Funny, Quirky, Delightful

See it if interested in H.S. banter

Don't see it if you are over 40 yrs old lol

Delightful, Funny, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You want to take in art that will make you happy and laugh but will also soothe your rage towards these disgusting political times.

Don't see it if if u are a self-important theater-goer with bad taste - stuck in old ways and denying the new wave of storytelling and theatre/entertainment

Clever, Enchanting, Resonant, Funny

See it if You want to smash the patriarchy.

Don't see it if You are pagan-intolerant.

Ambitious, Great writing, Clever

See it if You want to see a great show.

Don't see it if Actually, see it.

Great writing, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You want to see charismatic young women grapple with the difficulties of high-school friendships and supporting teen sexual assault survivor

Don't see it if you think teens swear too much or don't think kids can be funny while dealing with horrible things done to em

Clever, Intense, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You were/are a "Sabrina" fan, "Potter"-ite or other lover of magic, a teen girl, concerned with rape culture in the academic world, a human.

Don't see it if You hate fun? See it!

Also Garvin's created a spellbinding, ambitious play that successfully tack... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you want to see a funny and true depiction of high school friendship and the tumult of reporting sexual assault.

Don't see it if everyone should see it

Also As a survivor myself, I found the depiction of the main character's st... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you're interested in feminism, witches, and an incredibly real and witty take on the difficulties of high school

Don't see it if there isn't really a reason why you shouldn't see it

Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You think teen girls are interesting people, and their lives and friendships struggles are worthy of great art

Don't see it if A script peppered with occasional millennial meme-speak is going to confuse you, you think sexual assault isn't a real problem in America

Also A complex, humane coming of age show about the realities of being a yo... Read more Read less

Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You want to see a high school ensemble dark comedy set in the real world

Don't see it if You don't like women or teenagers

August 12th, 2017
“An uneasy and unsatisfying blend of humor and topical drama…It’s a stale rehash of scholastic antics, and the supernatural angle doesn’t add much. Amidst these inane trappings, a rape subplot feels like a tacked-on contrivance, making the play further irredeemable…Garvin seemingly wants to tackl...
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