Choir Boy

September 10 – October 23, 2022
A co-production presented with the 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music
Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Allen Theatre

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award®-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

Ticket info coming soon.

Reaffirms Tarell Alvin McCraney’s position as one of the most profoundly moving and insightful writers of our time.

DC Metro Theatre Arts