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06 Jul 2013
Set in a prep school dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men, Tarell Alvin McCraney's play-with-gospel-music Choir Boy opened July 2 as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. The production is directed by Trip Cullman (Assistance; Murder Ballad; Lonely, I'm Not) and stars Nicholas L. Ashe, Kyle Beltran, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Grantham Coleman, Austin Pendleton, Jeremy Pope and Wallace Smith. Choir Boy was commissioned by MTC and is a co-production with Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Read the Playbill story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.