By Fred Monrean and Fernanda Chamorro, Extreme Alaska
March 25, 2013
Sexual confusion, nude body socks, and performances by hammered teenagers are all included in “Speech & Debate.”
“Speech & Debate” is a play written by Stephen Karam and directed by Carrie Baker, a UAF theatre assistant professor, as the Spring mainstage production. It is a dark comedy play that tackles controversial issues such as homosexuality, teen pregnancy, and gun violence in a light and musical way through the unity of three teen characters as they are brought together by rumors of a sex scandal. In the video above, Baker and “Speech & Debate” actors Sambit Misra and Nicole Cowans spoke to Extreme Alaska reporters about auditions, the tough issues in the play, and the connection to their roles.
“Speech & Debate” is presented by the UAF Department of Theatre & Film with support from the Music Department. Opening night was Friday, March 22, and will be held this coming weekend at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 29-30. Tickets bought in advance are $14 for adults, $7 for students, and $12 for UAF faculty and staff, military members, or seniors. Tickets will be $2 more than regular price at the door.
Kim Eames, the box office manager, can be contacted by phone at 474-6590 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.