September 16 - October 26, 2014
Gil Cates Theater
Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Trip Cullman
Featuring Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman, Caleb Eberhardt,
Leonard Kelly-Young, Donovan Mitchell, Jeremy Pope & Michael A. Shepperd
Final Performances for this West Coast Premiere
CRITIC'S CHOICE! "Touching and funny!" - Los Angeles Times
“Believe the buzz!” - Variety
"Soars on its revelatory singing!" - The Hollywood Reporter
"A play to see and a playwright to watch!" - KCRW
FIVE STARS! "Sparkling ... gloriously theatrical... fantastic cast!" - Frontiers
At the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, a young black man knows what is expected of him. Work hard, fall in line and if you’ve got the voice for it, use it to praise God in the school choir. Within these walls, Pharus Young, with the voice of an angel and a keen mind, should be a star. But in the face of Drew’s time-honored traditions, can music overcome silence? Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney navigates expectation, alienation and the overwhelming desire to be heard.
In The News
Review: "Choir Boy melds music and message."
Review: "Soars on its revelatory singing."
Review: "Fills the stage with joyous music and plenty of food for thought.”"
Review: “This is a true ensemble effort and totally worthy of your time and faith. Go see Choir Boy!”
Review: "This is a play to see and a playwright to watch."