“In a cave many miles to the south...
Lived a boy born with fangs in his mouth...”
So begins the darkly comic tale of Bat Boy: the Musical. Ripped from the headlines of the Weekly World News, Bat Boy is the infamous tabloid creature who was born half bat/half boy. He has lived a quiet existence in the deep depths of a cave, until three unruly teenagers – the Taylor kids – discover him during a spelunking adventure. Bat Boy, startled, bites one of the teens, and is subsequently captured and brought to the home of Dr. Parker, the veterinarian for the local town of Hope Falls, West Virginia.
It is here that Bat Boy, with the aid of Dr. Parker’s wife, Meredith, and daughter, Shelley, must learn to acclimate himself to the backwards society of Hope Falls...or, at least, try. What unravels is a hilarious, campy – and strangely moving – tale of love, acceptance, intolerance, secrets, revenge, cows, blood, and, of course...bats.