The Little Theatre follows four students and their coach as they prepare for a speech and debate tournament. Three of the students are genuinely interested in the activity, but a fourth—Chris—is a former jock—is only involved because his mother wants him to overcome his stutter, and believes public speaking will help him to do so. Unable to join in the athletics that used to bring him glory, he's reluctantly joined this group, a group which he views with some condescension. When Chris is teamed with Cathy in a dramatic interpretation, she urges him to confront his alienation and negative attitudes. It becomes a start for dealing with others and even himself.