Performance Photos by Rebecca Lyon: SPEECH AND DEBATE by Stephen Karam, Sam Bass Community Theatre, April 7 - 16, 2017
Photos by Rebecca Lyon - artsylyonprints.com
When the Republican mayor of Salem, Oregon, is caught in a sex scandal involving underage boys and the Internet, a local high school student sits up and takes notice. Intelligent and aggressive Solomon, a nerdy, single-minded teen with ambitions of journalism, wants to investigate homophobic closeted men in positions of power in the state capitol… whether or not they are actually politicians.
Howie, a gay high school senior who has transferred from Portland, is disgusted by the comparatively Puritan culture of Salem, in which he can’t get a Gay-Straight Alliance sponsored at school... but he can get picked up by a teacher in a chat room. And dramatic, determined Diwata, a frumpy young diva with adult burdens and a grudge against the Drama teacher who refuses to cast her, is the nervous witness to an illicit student/teacher encounter.
When the three students realize that they each have a piece of the same scandalous puzzle, purposes are double and triple crossed, conversations explode, secrets are bartered, and ultimately, and in spite of themselves, an alliance is formed.
April 07 - April 16, 2017
600 North Lee Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664
Tickets start at $20 and are available online www.sambasstheatre.org by phone at 512-763-7228, or in person at the SAM BASS THEATRE Box Office, 600 N. Lee Street (Located inside Memorial Park Round Rock) Thursday through Saturday, 7:00-9:00pm Sundays 2:00-4:00pm. SAM BASS THEATRE is wheelchair accessible.
The City Of Round Rock, and Round Rock Arts are the Leading Sponsors for SPEECH AND DEBATE
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