Choir Boy

SEP 13 - OCT 12, 2019

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Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent
Music Direction by David Freeman Coleman
Choreography by Yewande Odetoyinbo and Ruka White

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 45 minutes, with no intermission.

  • Cast

    Jaimar Brown* ….. Anthony Justin “AJ” James
    Antione Gray ….. Ensemble
    Dwayne P. Mitchell* ….. David Heard
    Malik Mitchell ….. Bobby Marrow
    Aaron Patterson ….. Junior Davis
    Thomas Purvis ….. Ensemble
    Isaiah Reynolds* ….. Pharus Jonathan Young
    Nigel Richards ….. Ensemble
    J. Jerome Rogers* ….. Headmaster Marrow
    Richard Snee* ….. Mr. Pendleton

    Click here for full cast bios.

  • Production Team

    Set Design by Baron Pugh
    Costume Design by Rachel Padula-Shufelt
    Lighting Design by Oliver Wason
    Sound Design by Darby Smotherman

    Phyllis Y. Smith, Production Stage Manager

  • Special Events

    ARTISTS’ FORUM
    Sundays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 following 3:00 pm performances

    Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.