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Choir Boy

  • The Guthrie Theater 818 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN, 55415 United States (map)

CHOIR BOY by Tarell Alvin McCraney, playing at The Guthrie Theater

The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation 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 gospel music. The New York Times called Choir Boy “vivid, magnetic, and moving,” while Variety raved that the play “sings with smarts and heart.”

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