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Speech & Debate

written by Stephen Karam
directed by Charlotte Alter

show dates

Friday, July 2nd @ 8PM
Saturday, July 3rd @ 2PM & 8PM
Wednesday, July 7th @ 8PM
Thursday, July 8th @ 8PM
Friday, July 9th @ 8PM
Saturday, July 10th @ 2PM & 8PM


Sex. Gossip. Gay Abraham Lincoln. Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater's first show of the season, Speech & Debate, is "Glee" meets "SVU," with a pinch of Napoleon Dynamite. High school junior Diwata, a wannabe actress who can't get her creepy drama teacher Mr. Healy to cast her, starts a Speech & Debate team as an outlet for her creative energy. She's joined by Howie, a flamboyant transfer student, and Solomon, a budding Deep Throat looking to dig up dirt on the recent sex scandals in ultra-conseravative Salem, Oregon. Through the various Speech & Debate events, this unlikely trio reveals secrets about the school, the city, and each other. Don't miss Speech & Debate, a wickedly funny take on hot-button issues, repressed urges, and a short musical interpretation of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.


Diwata . . . . . . . . Megan Amram
Solomon . . . . . . . Mike Handelman
Howie . . . . . . . . . Adam Vartikar
Teacher/Reporter . Meagan Michelson
Radio Host . . . . . . Rob Knoll