Sources of artistic inspiration don't get more unlikely than The Weekly World News. Yet the notoriously outlandish tabloid assured its dubious legacy through the creation of Bat Boy. Debuted in 1992, the half human and half bat creature—allegedly discovered deep in a West Virginia cave—proved an immediate cult sensation. Bat Boy articles soon became a reliable staple of the publication, detailing gloriously implausible exploits involving secret celebrity intimates, clandestine military missions, occasional political activism, and a rumored hereditary link to noted pundit James Carville. Celebrating the pulp appeal of the lovably feral figure, playwrights Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming teamed up with composer/lyricist Laurence O'Keefe to adapt the Bat Boy saga for the stage. When premiered by the experimental Actors' Gang Theatre on... More >>>