Bat Boy: The Musical is the Lucille Lortel- and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning re-imagining of the story of the eponymous Weekly World News star. This high-energy, emotionally complex show brings to life the story of the Bat Boy, dragged out of his cave and taught by a veterinarian's family how to act like a human. When he innocently attempts to fit in with human society in the economically crippled town of Hope Falls, the desperate people turn on him. This darkly comic and hysterically tragic musical examines what it is to be human, what it is to be civilized, and how the past never leaves us, while never ceasing to amuse, entertain, and touch its audience.
The Acting Unlimited, Inc. production of Bat Boy opens on Thursday, July 29th, at Cite Des Arts and runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night through August 14th. Curtain is at 7:30 every night. Tickets are $15, $12 for students with ID.
There will be two special performances. On Friday, July 30th, there will be a "Pay-What-You-Can" night, and on Friday, August 6th, all proceeds from the door will benefit a to-be-announced charity working on Gulf recovery efforts.
Space is limited at Cite des Arts, and therefore so are tickets. Tickets are available at online at citedesarts.org, or reservations can be made by calling Cite at (337) 291-1122.
Due to mature subject matter, this production is recommended for a 13+ audience.