Frat is based on the experiences of playwright Evan Linder as a fraternity member at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. It follows the progress of four freshmen who pledge the fictitious "Theta Pi Psi" fraternity. In Hobgood's promenade staging, the audience is right in the middle of the world of fraternity rush parties, pledge education and initiation rituals. The environmental design by Kevin McClintock enhances the post-collegiate apartment décor of the nightclub, transforming it into a fraternity house that will take audiences back to their college days. Audiences will be invited to arrive one half-hour early for each performance for a "rush party" in which they can meet "the brothers" of Theta Pi as well as their fellow prospective members.