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    Speech and Debate

    Presented by at The Lyric Stage Company

    March 27 - April 25, 2009


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    Speech and Debate

    Even though they attend the same high school, misfits Solomon, Diwata, and Howie have never met. When a shocking scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together, they form a speech and debate club to make their voices heard. As the unlikely trio negotiates adolescent trials of identity, sexuality, and belonging, they combat pervasive adult hypocricy and discover that their united voices are stronger than one. Variety says...

    Even though they attend the same high school, misfits Solomon, Diwata, and Howie have never met. When a shocking scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together, they form a speech and debate club to make their voices heard. As the unlikely trio negotiates adolescent trials of identity, sexuality, and belonging, they combat pervasive adult hypocricy and discover that their united voices are stronger than one. Variety says playwright Stephen Karam's poignant, insightful, and hilarious new black comedy is "bristling with vitality, wicked humor, terrific dialogue, and a direct pipeline into the zeitgeist of contemporary youth."


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    140 Clarendon Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:
    Wednesday Matinee: $35- Center $25- Side Week nights: $47- Center $37- Side Weekends: $50- Center $40- Side


    General Day and Time Info:
    Wednesdays at 7:30pm
    Thursdays at 7:30pm
    Fridays at 8:00pm
    Saturdays at 4:00pm & 8:00pm
    Sundays at 3:00pm

    Wednesday Matinees on April 1st and 22nd at 2:00pm.

    Phone: 617-585-5678


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    • Event Name: Speech and Debate
      3 out of 5 stars rating "Great Energy, Uneven Story"
      Review posted by: Noah from Boston, MA USA, Apr 27, 2009

      This show was definitely enjoyable, but the play itself was lacking. It couldn't decide if it was a comedy or a drama and at times was successful at one and then abruptly shifted to the other in a... Expand

    • Event Name: Speech and Debate
      4.5 out of 5 stars rating "Affordable great theatre"
      Review posted by: FXK Arlington from Boston, Apr 24, 2009

      This play reinforced the belief that you can get great theatre without taking out a second mortgage. BosTix & the Lyric Stage are a great combo. The four characters in this play made you feel like... Expand

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