Choir BoySEP 13 - OCT 12, 2019
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.
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
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
Sundays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 following 3:00 pm performances
Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.