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

Directed by Sam Murphy, and filmed by Elizabeth Findley of Findley Productions.

Opal Theatre Company is recording SPEECH & DEBATE on the Boise Little Theater stage this February. The final production will be available to rent for streaming on your own devices!


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