Bat Boy
Fall 2005
Bat Boy: The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Book by Keith Farley and Brian Flemming

Produced by Justin Leader

Directed by Josh Burlingham

Don’t deny your beast inside!
Based on a tabloid article from the Weekly World News:
Things are not right in the town of Hope Falls, West Virginia. The trouble starts when three local teens discover a hideous half-boy, half-bat creature deep in a cave. The bat boy, is brought to the local veterinarian, Dr. Parker , his wife Meredith and daughter Shelley who name him Edgar and set out to refine the boy into an acceptable member of society. The townsfolk, however, have no tolerance for the Parker family’s misguided benevolence. With their livestock in limbo and a local teen at death’s door, having been bitten by the bat boy, the citizens of Hope Falls are out for blood. So, too, is the bat boy!
Written by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Bat Boy: the Musical is wild and witty, mixing action and romance, comedy and tragedy. With its camp characterizations and keen dialogue, Bat Boy provides light-hearted entertainment on the surface and a subtle subtext you can really sink your teeth into!