Choir Boy

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent

Presented By SpeakEasy Stage Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
9/13/19 - 10/12/19


2019 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, comes a powerful coming-of-age story punctuated by the soaring harmonies of live gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances. For fifty years, the elite Charles R. Drew Prep School has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men; its legendary gospel choir an emblem of all it holds true. But for Pharus Young, the opportunity to take his rightful place as the leader of these talented vocalists comes at a price. Can he still earn his place in these hallowed halls and sing in his own key?

RUN TIME: One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Nudity, Adult Language, and Violence. Age Recommendation: 16+

Sundays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 following 3:00 pm performances. Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.

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