Project Description

Speech & Debate

By STEPHEN KARAM
Directed by JESSICA HOLT

Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher and the trio’s connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music. “A triumph…hilarious, cliché-free, and immensely entertaining…” –The New York Times

Run Time: Approx. 90 minutes without an intermission.

The 2017 St. Germain Stage Season is sponsored by the Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation.

Critics Pick!
The Boston Globe

“Staged with headlong energy by Jessica Holt, the play is about being young and gay, about identity and morality and risk, about longing for recognition and acceptance, and about as many laughs as you could wish for in a play that’s essentially quite serious.”
Valley Advocate

Speech & Debate is energetic and wickedly funny.”
-WBRK

“One of the best shows in the area this summer… This is one I would definitely see a second time.”
Berkshire Bright Focus

Speech and Debate is good theater that is both entertaining and thoughtful”
-Troy Record

Austin Davidson as HOWIE

Ben Getz as SOLOMON

Betsy Hogg as DIWATA

Edelen McWilliams as TEACHER/REPORTER

Coming soon!