Keen Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre present this world premiere, an investigation into gender about a child who was raised as a girl but is actually a boy. More…
Inspired by a true story, 'Boy' explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident during circumcision. Years later, the child, now a young adult, tries to live anew as a man. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, 'Boy' is a moving play that questions what shapes the person we are meant to be.
This production is presented by Keen Company and the Ensemble Studio Theatre Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project.
See it if Thought-provoking especially since it is based on a real story. Well written and acted. Moving. What would you do in their place?
Don't see it if you are looking for a transgender or a gay themed play. It is about gender.
See it if You're interested in stories on gender themes. It's a unique true story that I haven't seen play out before. Interesting & thought-provoking
Don't see it if Parts of it run a bit slow. Well acted & written but not a must see. If you're interested in the subject you should enjoy yourself.
See it if You are or know anyone with gender identity issues or if you just want to see a really smart show told from a very different perspective.
Don't see it if You're a republican.
See it if /for Bobby Steggert's star turn as boy raised as a girl, excellent ensemble, and fine portrayals of boy/girl's dilemmas as he grows up
Don't see it if since play raises but fails to address a number of questions about identity and has an artistically unsatisfactory ending
See it if you like a well-written, well-performed show about identity. If you're a fan of independent cinema, this is the show for you.
Don't see it if you want big effects and jazz hands.
See it if a very balanced account of gender identity told from several different perspectives. Sensitively dealt with the complex issue.
Don't see it if you want something light hearted or don't like theater that challenges you or makes you think.
Also Bobby Steggert's performance was mesmerizing.
See it if You're the type of person who wants to see a play that purports itself as intellectual but really is a surface look on an interesting topic.
Don't see it if You're expecting something more than just another love story with a slight twist.
See it if you want to see a masterful performance by Bobby Steggert of a troubled young man negotiating his gender and sexuality.
Don't see it if you require close to perfection in your dramas. This may not be the perfect play and it can be confusing: is he the boy or girl now? No prob
See it if you like challenging stories that ring true emotionally. My mind did not wander once in this production. I loved it. Brilliantly understated
Don't see it if Don't see it if... I don't know... if you don't like theatre (?)
See it if If an engrossing, difficult dilemma appeals. Based on a true story BOY has no real villains just people faced with difficult decisions
Don't see it if Gender identity holds no interest for you.
See it if you want to learn more about intersex people (or at least about one fictional intersex person).
Don't see it if you don't like flip-flopping time lines.
See it if You enjoy deep, topical material relating to transsexuals. The acting is awesome.
Don't see it if You find sexual material, especially transsexualism, disturbing.
See it if the social relevance of gender identity is important to you. A moving story of nature vs nurture. Great performance by Bobby Steggert.
Don't see it if you're looking at the hot picture of Bobby Steggert thinking your getting a gay-interest show. This is purely gender-identity related.
See it if You want to see a play that makes you think, and poses a 'what would you do' scenario. Don't be put off by the gratuitous poster.
Don't see it if Even though the themes involve children and could even be germane to a young child, Boy isn't for kids under 14 years old or so.
See it if You want to see a fascinating story about self discovery and the hell it takes to get there. Remarkable lead performance.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy live theatre that explores topics of sexuality, transgenderism, or really scary circumcisions.
See it if you want to see great acting, intense and gripping dialog. Mr Steggert gave an extraordinary performance. Loved the set.
Don't see it if you are stuck in the dark ages about gender identity
See it if It's not only about gender but also what is identity. So fascinating. Really great writing and great actors. Must see.
Don't see it if It's not a funny or entertain play.
See it if A unique story about what it means to assume your "gender role." A fascinating play that will surprise & engage your mind, and move you too.
Don't see it if You are looking for something tame and family friendly. Adult themes.