Nora Dunn Joins Speech & Debate Cast

News   Nora Dunn Joins Speech & Debate Cast Nora Dunn, best known for her lengthy stint on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," will be part of the upcoming run of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate at Los Angeles Theatre Works.

Part of the company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theatre series, performances play May 14-18 at the Skirball Cultural Center and are recorded for future broadcast.

The play, which was recently seen at the Roundabout's The Black Box, will also feature the previously announced Gideon Glick, who was part of the New York Speech & Debate cast, as well as "Desperate Housewives" star Andrea Bowen and 110 in the Shade's Bobby Steggert.

"They may go to the same school," Speech & Debate press notes read, "but misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met and their teachers and peers just don't take them seriously - until a sex scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together. Soon they realize that 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."

LATW producing artistic director Susan Loewenberg said in a statement, "The opportunity to do this play was one we couldn't pass up. We scrambled to fit it into our spring schedule. The originality and passion of this young writer impelled me to include Stephen's work in our current season."

LATW's nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series can be heard in cities across the country, including Boston, Seattle, Albuquerque as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in book stores, libraries, through their catalog or digitally on audible.com, the L.A. Theatre Works website and iTunes. For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.

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