SPEECH & DEBATE is Stephen Karam's fiercely funny and surprisingly timely new play, bowing as the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground, Roundabout Theatre Company's new initiative in its 62-seat black box theatre.
Even though they go to the same school, misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met. But when a shocking scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together through an unexpected chain of events, they realize three voices are stronger than one. And since their school has no speech and debate squad, maybe this is their chance to be heard at last – by the school and even the world.
Directed by Jason Moore (a Tony® nominee for Avenue Q), the play stars Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Jason Fuchs (Sea of Tranquility), Gideon Glick (Ernst in the Tony-winning smash Spring Awakening) and Sarah Steele (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie).