Katsadouros’ strength as Thomasina is her gay unconcern for the foolery around her. It is obvious to her what she sees in math and science, and that others don’t see it so easily is to be expected. She is surrounded by fools and that is all there is to it—except for Septimus, he is not a fool. Jacob Keohane, who portrays Septimus Hodge, has talent for understatement and allusion. His complicated and evolving relationship with Thomasina unfolds without feeling forced. Speaking with Ezra Chater and Captain Brice (Rylan Morsbach and Eddie Ledford), his response to their outrage creates a truly funny and believable confrontation between outraged gentlemen.