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bat boy


Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming,
Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
April 14-16 and 21-23, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Guest Director: Copeland Woodruff
Mainstage Theatre
Tickets are $10 and $15
For tickets, call (901) 678-2576

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a show about a half-boy/half-bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. When he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him. Soon the entire town will hear the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.

At a time when we strongly lump our demons into stereotypes based on nationality, creed or sexual orientation and de-humanize them to gain safety in numbers, shows like Bat Boy jar us awake with laughter and the moral obligation we have to all of our brothers and sisters.


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144 Theatre Building
Phone: (901) 678-2523
Fax: (901) 678-1350

Box Office: (901) 678-2576
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