Choir Boy

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Faber & Faber, Oct 11, 2012 - Drama - 144 pages
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Those melodies, the pitch harmonies and
Rhythms, those are the maps and guides to the Promised
Land. Not on this earth but elsewhere . . .

Determined to make his mark like those before him, Pharus is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in the school's fifty-year history. First he must gain the respect of his peers, but he's an outsider in a world steeped in rites and rituals, a community that demands he conform.

Tarell Alvin McCraney's piercing new play set in an all boys, all black American prep school scores a gospel refrain of the politics of minority and masculinity.

Choir Boy premiered at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, London, in September 2012. It was commissioned by, and is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club and was supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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McCraney's other works include, "Wig Out!" and "The Breach." He has been produced throughout the U.S. at the Public Theatre, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Southern Rep. (New Orleans), McCarter (Princeton) and Seattle Rep. Internationally his work has been staged by the Abbey Theatre (Dublin) and the Royal Court Theatre (London). He is currently in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company (London).

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