As previously announced, Stephen Karam's black comedy will be directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q). Previews will begin at the Roundabout Underground — located at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre — Oct. 5 with an official opening Oct. 29. The limited run will end Dec. 16.
The cast will feature Susan Blackwell as Teacher/Reporter, Jason Fuchs as Solomon, Gideon Glick as Howie and Sarah Steele as Diwata.
The design team includes Anna Louizos (sets), Heather Dunbar (costumes) and Brett Jarvis (sound and projections).
Speech & Debate, according to press notes, concerns "three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon [who] reluctantly form their school's first speech and debate team after discovering they are all linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. Secrets become currency, blogs are belted and 'bathing suit areas' exposed in this black comedy about what, if anything, it means to be an adult."
Tickets, all priced $20, will go on sale Aug. 22 by calling (212) 719-1300 or by visiting www.roundabouttheatre.org. All tickets will be issued as general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. The Roundabout Underground at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street.