From Academy Award-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), comes the exhilarating story of Pharus, a young, black, queer student leading the legendary gospel choir at his elite, all-boys prep school in America.
When Pharus’ pride is sullied by one of his fellow students, we’re sent on an electrifying voyage through the growing pains of humanity, as the boys navigate sexuality, race, identity, and brotherhood in their journey to becoming men.
This tender, coming-of-age story is threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns and spirituals. It is a beautiful, joyous play which rejoices in all that it means to march to your own drum.
Choir Boy marks Nancy Medina’s directorial debut for Bristol Old Vic as Artistic Director.