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Matthew Lombardo
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When Sister Jamison Connelly agrees to sponsor a 19-year-old drug user in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she faces the challenge of helping others find courage to change.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Matthew Lombardo’s smartly tangled drama is harrowing, highly amusing and a pleasure!” —The New York Times

“Theatrically exciting! … Entertaining with lively dialogue, powerful exchanges and authentic performances! … Nuns have been portrayed as righteous and wrathful but few so fiercely as Lombardo’s lioness of a sister!” –Daily Variety

“An electrifying experience! … HIGH is profoundly shattering and emotionally devastating! Lombardo’s writing gets better, stronger and more human each and every time! … HIGH deserves a long and vital life!” —Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Matthew Lombardo’s play offers an engrossing evening of theater! His writing saves the nonbeliever from discomfort by making his case in a framework of sincerity and passion, treading in the footsteps of Shaw’s SAINT JOAN. And, as long as we venture into comparative literature, there is a case to be made for saying HIGH is EQUUS on crack cocaine.” —San Francisco Examiner

“HIGH suggests no easy or comforting answers. Its characters may suffer, but the searing play suffers from nothing!” —Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author


  • Matthew Lombardo

    MATTHEW LOMBARDO (Playwright) Broadway: HIGH (w/ Kathleen Turner) at the Booth Theatre and LOOPED (w/ Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance) at the Lyceum Theatre. Off-Broadway: WHO'S HOLIDAY! at The Westside Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Show); TEA AT FIVE (w/ Kate Mulgrew) at the Promenade Theatre (IRNE Award for Best Solo Play) MOTHER AND CHILD (w/ Ann Wedgeworth) at Second Stage and GUILTY INNOCENCE at The Actors' Playhouse. Television: "Another World" (WGA nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Writing). Regional: Hartford Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, and others. Upcoming: WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL, and CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 5/17/2018
Pages 68
ISBN 9780881457605

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

HIGH was originally produced on Broadway
at The Booth Theatre on 19 April 2011

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
High is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC