My Dad’s Crazier Than Your Dad: A Scientific Inquiry
By Kerline Batista, 11th Grade, Marble Hill High School for International Studies My Dad's Crazier Than Your Dad is a solo act brought to you in a unique form - it's carried out as a lecture in a college class. Katharine Heller tries to convince you of just how crazy her father is by conducting a science experiment. She recalls countless stories of her and her dad beginning from her childhood and continuing all the way through her adulthood, as she goes through the steps of the scientific method.At the beginning of the show, I wondered why she was so driven to prove that her dad is crazy. However, after Heller began telling us how Mr.Heller and his wife wore matching Disney sweatshirts, how he faked his own death, and how at a graduation he sat in a handicapped seat just so he could get the best seat, I started to believe her. Though the show will make you laugh hysterically, it will also cause you connect with your emotional side, as Katharine presents the audience with letters and email exchanges between her and her dad.
By the end of the show, I think the audience reached a consensus that Katharine's father is actually nuts. As she says in the show, her dad really seems to be "an equation that won't add up."
If you have a chance to see this show, do it. You won't regret it. Katherine shines with her wittiness and her comedic timing. The show is only fifty minutes long - and you'll be laughing for about forty nine minutes and fifty nine seconds.
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