Apparently some misguided fans of Stray Cat Theatre have been heading for the flashy new Tempe Center for the Arts, rather than the older Tempe Performing Arts Center, in search of this kicky troupes oddball entertainments. This month, those folks will want to take note: head to the former home of the Center, where Stray Cat now resides; otherwise, theyre apt to miss Speech & Debate, which promises to be a fun diversion from the holidays.
Stephen Karams black comedy makes fun of teen angst and sex scandals with the usual group of high school misfit weirdos, but one imagines that the combination of Karams typical social commentary combined with Ron Mays always sterling direction (not to mention a soundtrack of George Michaels pop hits) will provide some kind of new take on an old story.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 4. Continues through Dec. 19, 2009