Speech and Debate Will Get Midwest Premiere April 16 in Chicago

News   Speech and Debate Will Get Midwest Premiere April 16 in Chicago
American Theater Company (ATC) is replacing Born Yesterday, its final production of the 2007-08 season, with the hot new American play, Speech and Debate, by Stephen Karam.

The play was a surprise hit at Roundabout Theatre Company's 65-seat Roundabout Underground space in Manhattan. It continues an extended run there.

The separate Midwest premiere production, directed by ATC artistic director PJ Paparelli, will run April 16-May 11. Opening is April 21. ATC is at 1909 W. Byron St, Chicago, IL.

According to ATC, "This quick-witted and timely comedy tells the story of three misfits who team up to expose their teacher's online secrets while forming their high school's first Speech and Debate club. [It's an] hysterical yet touching tale of three teens' quest for fame and free speech."


American Theater Company "is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question, 'What does it mean to be an American?' We provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful stories. We foster a nurturing environment for artists to take risks and create essential work." For more information, visit www.atcweb.org.

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