Previews begin Feb. 23 for the drama that "explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity"; it is being presented by the Keen Company in a co-production with Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project. Linsay Firman directs.
Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) and Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced) will appear with Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola, “Blood & Oil”).
The limited engagement officially opens March 10 and is scheduled to continue through April 9 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St., between Ninth and Tenth Avenues).
According to press notes, the play, which was inspired by a true story, is set in the 1960s when "a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. 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."
Boy was included in Kilroy’s 2014 “The List,” the results of their annual industry survey of new plays by female or trans playwrights. Among Ziegler's previous plays is Photograph 51M, which was seen in New York at EST, and in a London production starring Nicole Kidman. Her Boy will be the first world premiere at Keen in nearly eight years.
The design team includes Sandra Goldmark (sets), Sydney Maresca (costumes), Nick Francone (lighting), Shane Rettig (sound) and Ricola Wille (props). Calleri Casting serves as casting agents for Keen Company.
Tickets are on sale via Telecharge.com by calling (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the Theatre Row Box Office.