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by Stephen Karam

ABOUT THE SHOW Three misfit teens from Salem, OR, contemplate what it means to grow up too fast. Solomon wants to find his big breaking news story. Diwata wants an outlet for her self-expression. Howie just wants to fit in at his new school. All three get caught up in a sex scandal they are woefully unprepared for, and find the adults in their lives can’t be trusted with such information. This production was filmed on the Boise Little Theatre stage in February 2021. MEET THE CAST Live on Facebook Join us tonight at 7pm on Facebook to learn how we spent the last two months making SPEECH & DEBATE by Stephen Karam. Ask your questions in the comments!

Opal Theatre has been nominated for Non-Profit of the Year and our thanks and congratulations go to Steve Yockey for his play Bleeding Hearts which was nominated for Comedic Writing of the Year by the Young-Howze Theater Journal! The Journal has reviewed over 140 digital theatre performances across the country since the pandemic began, and we are grateful to be included among an eclectic array of artists, comedians, and other companies like us.

Their awards show will be live-streamed on February 21st, and you can bet we’ll be popping that popcorn and tuning in when it happens.

Thank you!

Praise for BLEEDING HEARTS: https://www.opaltheatre.org/post/bleeding-hearts-blows-away-audiences-across-the-globe

Young-Howze Theatre Awards Show Feb. 21st: https://www.facebook.com/events/220153806325954/

And The Nominees Are... (1/2): https://rickyyoung-howze.tumblr.com/post/641825173656485888/and-the-nominees-arepart-12

And The Nominees Are... (2/2): https://rickyyoung-howze.tumblr.com/post/641824000971063296/and-the-nominees-are-part-22

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Opal Theatre Company is recording SPEECH & DEBATE on the Boise Little Theatre stage, and will be available to rent for streaming February 2021! Directed by Sam Murphy, and filmed by Elizabeth Findley.

We are thrilled to work with a local institution such as Boise Little Theatre, and cannot wait to share the fruit of this partnership with our audiences worldwide.

About SPEECH & DEBATE by Stephen Karam

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] savvy comedy…bristling with vitality, wicked humor, terrific dialogue and a direct pipeline into the zeitgeist of contemporary youth…Karam has a keen ear for how teens talk, move and think, how they view each other and the adult world … and uses both the advantages and perils of cyberspace to make amusing, original points…” —Variety