Performances begin February 24 for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Anna Ziegler about finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity. The Off-Broadway production, which officially opens March 10, stars Bobby Steggert.
The staging is co-produced by the Keen Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project, with performances taking place at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. The cast also includes Heidi Armbruster, Ted Koch, Paul Niebanck and Rebecca Rittenhouse. Linsay Firman directs.
Boy is inspired by the real-life tale of a child in the 1960's. Born a male, a terrible accident causes the child's parents, with the persuasion of a doctor, to raise the infant as a daughter. "Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold," state production notes. "A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, Boy is a moving play that calls into question how we become who we are."
The design team includes Sandra Goldmark (set design), Sydney Maresca (costumes), Nick Francone (lighting), Shane Rettig (sound) and Ricola Wille (props). Calleri Casting serves as casting agents for Keen Company.
Anna Ziegler’s plays include Photograph 51, which was recently staged on the West End starring Nicole Kidman.
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd St., Manhattan. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Keencompany.org.