June 16-July 5
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. Pharus is confident and charismatic, and he wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. But his differences lead classmates to lash out with slurs tinged with more than a little jealousy. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
From the writer of The Brother/Sister Trilogy (The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet) is this provocative new play featuring a cappella gospel music. The New York Times called Choir Boy “vivid, magnetic, and moving,” while Variety raved that the play “sings with smarts and heart.”
This production contains nudity.
Tentative run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
From the Moderator:
Role of Pharus Jonathan Young: to play late teens; an effeminate young man of color; at the start of the play he is a junior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys; lead of the school’s famous choir; smart, articulate, ambitious; the actor playing Pharus must be a very strong singer; nudity is required.