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Choir Boy

June 19 @ 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 24, 2022

One event on July 13, 2022 at 2:30 pm

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Pharus Young is now a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution committed to building “strong, ethical black men,” where he 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. 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.

Accessibility Notes: Accessible seating is available in the theatre, and gender-neutral restrooms are also available throughout the campus.

Accessible Performances:

  • Open captioned: Thursday, July 7 at 8pm and Saturday, July 16 at 3pm
  • ASL interpreted: Sunday, July 10 at 8pm
  • Audio-described and touch tour: Sunday, July 17 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)”

Health Policy: Proof of Vaccination or a negative Covid Test (no less than 72 hours prior to their scheduled performance). Masks must be worn during your entire visit to Steppenwolf campus.


Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Downstairs Theater
1650 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Box Office Contact:
(312) 335-1650
Box Office Hours:
Tue-Sat 12p-6:30pm, Sun 12pm-1:30pm (matinee only) OR 12pm-6:30pm (matinee + evening show)


June 19
3:00 pm

Location Details:

Please visit https://www.steppenwolf.org/plan-your-visit/location-and-parking/ to learn about directions, parking, and public transportation options.

Get Tickets: Call the box office at 312-335-1650 starting at 12pm on the day of the performance to buy your ticket. You can also purchase a ticket in-person at the box office when the lobby opens (1 hour before performance time).

COVID-19 Protocol: Audiences must wear masks covering their nose and mouth for as long as they are in the buildings. For the most up-t0-date details, please visit steppenwolf.org/welcomeback.

Accessibility Note: Accessible Seating available online or by calling box office.