Choir Boy | Alliance Theatre

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Dates: September 20 through October 13, 2013
Performances: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  Start at $25  Box Office: 404-733-5000
Seating: General Admission
On the Hertz Stage

A coming of age story about a different kind of boy.  Pharus’s confidence, charisma, clarity of purpose, and talent belie the struggle he endures at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an elite school for African-American young men.  His differences raise the ire of his classmates who lash out with slurs tinged with more than a little jealousy.  His reactions land him in hot water with an administration that thinks Pharus is a problem but won’t acknowledge Pharus’s problem.  Gospel music at Drew is a tradition as old as the school itself, and that tradition is embodied in its vaunted choir. The choir gives Pharus some common ground, and it’s where he can stand out and be different without fear – because he’s the best.  In the years since the world premiere of In the Red and Brown Water captured Atlanta audiences, McCraney has been produced in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., the Bay Area, and London among many others.  Choir Boy is a co-production with the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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