Choir Boy (Regional, Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 2022) | Playbill

Choir Boy

Regional
Play with Music


SYNOPSIS:

Pharus Young is now a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution committed to building “strong, ethical black men,” where he endeavors to be the best leader of the school’s prestigious choir in its 50-year history. But in a world built on rites and rituals, should he conform to the expectations of his peers in order to gain the respect he desperately seeks?

Written by Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), this Tony-nominated play—threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns—is the story of a young gay black man and his battle between identity and community. Choir Boy is an elegy to quiet rebellion, filled with the sound of longing and aspiration. It is a love song in pianissimo to the unseen heart that beats inside us all.



Directed by Kent Gash

Featuring La Shawn Banks, Sheldon Brown, Richard David, William Dick, Gilbert Domally, Tyler Hardwick, Samuel B. Jackson, Patrick Blashill, Matthew Lolar

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