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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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"Speech & Debate"
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4.4 average rating
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102 reviews
212 stars
attended Jun 24 2010

Impressive new play, I expected disappointment. Great mix of teen new media ,, that has been done or attempted before ,, but Karam nailed it .. great lines and simple story but the language directing makes this theme work well. The mix of music...continued

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attended Jun 24 2010

This is a funny and touching piece about alienation and the loss of innocence. It features young actors, but the themes are relevant to all of us...especially the debate concerning privacy in an era where technology offers instant gratification....continued

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516 stars
attended Jun 18 2010

The writing is alternately humorous and earnest, hitting on important issues.
Well worth the time.

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Written by Stephen Karam

Directed by Robin Stanton

In this Off-Broadway hit play with music that Entertainment Weekly hailed as one of the 10 best plays of last season, three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are curiously connected by a sex scandal that’s rocked their hometown. When the trio, under the guise of a speech and debate team, form an unlikely alliance to seek out and disclose the truth, secrets become currency, stakes escalate, and their connection grows deeper in their quest for the trifecta of fame, free speech and the perfect Broadway musical number.