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 - 10/19/19


“Unmissable! A vital theatergoing experience.” - DIG BOSTON
"Poignant, engaging, and incredibly entertaining!- BOSTON & BEYOND
"A play that needs to be seen... Choir Boy is a complex and compelling story of adolescence.- EDGE BOSTON
"A wondrous, textured whole that remains clear in intent and grounded in tenderness and truth.- WBUR
"Expressive and resonant... transporting you in the process and delivering piercing moments of emotional truth.- THE BOSTON GLOBE

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: Brief nudity, homophobic and racial slurs, and violence. 
Age Recommendation: 16+

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

Many performances are currently SOLD OUT but seats open up all the time. Keep checking online or call our phone room at 617 933 8600 with any questions. We will start a Wait-List in person at the Calderwood Pavilion ticketing office 2 hours before each performance. Seats tend to open up last minute so this is a great way to see Choir Boy before it's too late!

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