TONY NOMINATED FOR BEST PLAY

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Pharus Young, now a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution committed to building “strong, ethical Black men,” endeavors to be the best leader of the school’s prestigious choir in its 50-year history. But in a world built on rites and rituals, should he conform to the expectations of his peers in order to gain the respect he desperately seeks? Written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), this Tony-nominated play—threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns—is the story of a young gay Black man and his battle between identity and community.

Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of our country’s most important voices. Speaking as he does for both the unseen masses and the spectacularly singular, there is simply no journey he goes on that we would not want to follow. Choir Boy is an elegy to quiet rebellion, filled with the sound of longing and aspiration. It is a love song in pianissimo to the unseen heart that beats inside us all. We are so thrilled to bring this beautiful story “home.”

Content Advisory

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If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Stage Effects Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about stage effects, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, July 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 24 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, July 11 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, July 25 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

The Cast

Reviews

“For playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, art isn't just for amusement, escapism, or cultural critique. It's necessary” - Entertainment Weekly

"... the choral music is rich and rousing" – New York Stage Review 

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Stage Effects Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about stage effects, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Members get more. Seriously.

Guaranteed seats, great savings and insider access. Lock in your seats to this production TODAY before it goes on sale by becoming a Classic Member

Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, July 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 24 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, July 11 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, July 25 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)