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Seattle Rep - Leo K. Theatre
2nd and Mercer in the Seattle Center 155 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
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"Speech & Debate"
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3.9 average rating
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

This was a fun production of a challenging script. The three lead actors, especially the woman playing Diwata, were amazing. Not so much the supporting actress who played the reporter at the end of the play - her over-acting was very jarring in...continued

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attended Jan 17 2010

Enjoyed it; funny, timely, well done!

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6 stars
attended Feb 14 2010

The play picked up steam as it progressed. Erin Stewart was pretty good as Diwata, Trick Danneker better as Howie. A pretty entertaining evening, near the top of the fringe quality productions I've seen this year.

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An aspiring teen journalist, an awkward wannabe popstar, and the openly gay new kid in town all have secrets. But when their squeaky clean small-town high school refuses to acknowledge the messy parts of being a teenager, this ragtag bunch of misfits starts an after school Speech and Debate team to expose a possible scandal—and sparks more debate than their high school ever bargained for. Tackling issues of politics, homosexuality, and self-expression, young playwright Stephen Karam has written a completely modern, hilarious and heartbreaking look at the struggles of being a teen today.