Book and Lyrics by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
February 8-10, 2024, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 3 p.m.
February 15-17, 2024, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 3 p.m.
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, this musical comedy/horror show is about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker. He is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townsfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin.
General Public: $25
Senior Citizens/Alumni: $20
SHU Students: $5
Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID
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