CCBC presents Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam

Dec 01, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts academic theatre presents Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, opening Thursday, Dec. 2 at CCBC Essex in the F. Scott Black Theatre, Robert & Eleanor Romadka College Center, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon, discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher and the trio’s connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music.

Performance times include:
• 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2
• 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Dec. 3 & 4
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 (American Sign Language interpreted)
• 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6

CCBC’s production of Speech & Debate is directed by Julie Lewis, CCBC assistant professor, with scenic and lighting design by Terri Raulie, and costumes by Rowan Talbott. The stage manager is Miles Lawlor and technical director is Jason Randolph.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students, seniors, CCBC faculty and staff and free for currently enrolled CCBC students with ID. Seating is limited and arranged to ensure social distancing, and masks are required. To learn more about our other precautions and preparations for this live performance, view the full reopening guide at Tickets can be purchased at the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787), online at or at the door one hour prior to the performances.


About the Community College of Baltimore County (
Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Tags: Performing Arts, Theatre, Academic theatre, Mainstage, Press