Speech & Debate centers on a trio of misfit teens 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," as show notes reveal. ***
Below (from top): Jason Moore, Jason Fuchs, Gideon Glick, Sarah Steele, Susan Blackwell and Stephen Karam; the cast and crew surprise playwright Stephen Karam with a visit from Mary Rodgers, who is mentioned throughout the show; Gideon Glick, Jason Moore, Sarah Steele, Jason Fuchs, Mary Rodgers, Stephen Karam and Susan Blackwell.
photos by Greg Kalafatas