A coming of age drama with a battle between identity and community, created by Oscar Winning Screenwriter Tarell Avlin McCraney
Pharus doesn’t fit in at The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution committed to building "strong, ethical black men". Despite embodying the strong, ethical morals the school seeks to ingrain in its students, being gay has made him an outsider within its hallowed halls. But this year, his talent and perseverance have paid off with a chance to lead the prestigious choir, a position where he may finally shake the dogged bullying by his fellow classmates.
This soaring coming-of-age musical drama was the Broadway debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose deeply human storytelling illuminates the chaotic collision of masculinity, tradition and self-discovery on the path to adulthood. “It was important at the time of creating Choir Boy to really figure out how one distinguishes one’s own voice and one’s own instincts inside of a community,” says McCraney.
Featuring gorgeous gospel music, you’ll want to raise your voice and cheer as one student boldly stands up to the traditions that seek to silence his voice.
Please join us after the play for a discussion led by Brian Ngo-Smith, LCSW held on the third floor of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theater Education, which is located at 1101 13th Street, just a short walk from the theater. (We do not have a reception this year and there is no fee for the discussion.)
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The deadline to reserve tickets is February 23, 2020. Tickets may sell out.