The Final Word

Lizzie Featherstone, in the interests of education and social awareness, publishes an essay from a distinguished alumna. Political forces immediately try to discredit her, but she will not back down. The issue becomes a legal battle that serves as an allegory for the record of SCOTUS free speech cases in the 20th century.
Chances are, you may not know nearly enough about free speech in America.
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The Final Word

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  • Emily Hageman:
    8 Dec. 2018
    A really remarkable play about what's true, what isn't, and how we suddenly have the power to decide this. The end of this piece is particularly powerful. Sapio writes scathingly and without flinching and the result is something painfully human, but somehow remarkably detached. Is this really where we are as a society? Sapio answers "yes" succinctly, and then reminds us how we have the power to change it.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    20 Feb. 2018
    An intelligent, articulate, and nuanced examination of free speech on a college campus. Narrated by a sly and sardonic Virgil, the play tells the story of an essay that threatens to cause controversy. With minimal set and lighting requirements, the play is perfect for theaters on a budget looking to produce a play with a larger cast.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Bad Dog Productions
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    2017

Production History

  • Professional
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    Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NYC
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    2018
  • Workshop
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    Bad Dog Productions
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    2017