THE STORY: When a small town becomes embroiled in a brouhaha over the teaching of evolution in the schools, a single mom who moonlights as a stripper is unwittingly drawn into the fray and forced to confront values she and her community hold dear. PEOPLE BE HEARD is an offbeat, distinctly American ode to the freedom of choice and the power to effect change.
“PEOPLE BE HEARD is first and foremost a paean to democracy, especially the messy, foolish, successful-in-spite-of-itself-and-against-all-odds variety that we’ve been practicing in the United States of America for 228 years. I love this about PEOPLE BE HEARD: That’s why I say that this is a necessary, important play, at this moment in particular.” —NY Theatre.
“In his new comedy with songs, [Long] has written a satiric, provocative, often hilarious investigation into our local governing system and how all voices in a democracy are equal.” —Backstage.