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These are the labels that
haunt the creature we have come to know as Bat Boy.
Documented extensively by the Weekly World News, the
Bat Child is known to most simply as a dangerous
accident of nature.
Mother Nature was not
kind to Bat Boy, to be sure, but is he truly
dangerous? Did he really attack that little girl in
Florida? If so, was it without provocation? Was his
13-state reign of terror simply a vicious animal's
idea of fun--or was it, perhaps, the result of an
unspeakable horror inflicted upon him in the
laboratory from which he fled?
And why does the FBI--a
branch of the federal government--take such a
particular interest in Bat Boy?
These questions and
others are the subject of BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, the
product of an historic alliance between the Weekly
World News and three obscure authors from Los Angeles.
The authors hope that by
combining the brave journalism of the Weekly World
News with the power of song, this unprecedented
production will get us one step closer to solving the
riddle that is Bat Boy.
Perhaps we will find
in Bat Boy neither a freak, nor a menace, nor an
abomination. Perhaps, if we look closely enough and
without the protection of our prejudice, we will see
more than pointy ears and razor-sharp teeth. Perhaps
we will find that the Bat Child is a more familiar
animal than he first appears. Perhaps we will see in
Bat Boy not what is wrong with Bat Boy--but what is
wrong with ourselves.
Exploring such complex
and controversial terrain will not be easy, but the
Weekly World News has never shied away from the truth,
and neither shall BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, opening in
March at the Union Square Theater in New York City.
Bat Boy's image is
© American Media Operations, Inc.
His name is a ® trademark of American Media Operations,
He's used here by permission.