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 you're interested in the dramatic potential of gender identity and biology. This was a deeply human exploration of how we know who we are.
Don't see it if The subject is guaranteed to make some men squirm since it can be threatening. But it's also reaffirming. If you have hard views its not 4 u
See it if you are into theater that opens your eyes and challenges your perceptions about the kind of world that we live in.
Don't see it if you want to stay forever safe in your own little cocoon, protected from the outside world but also dangerously out of touch with it.
See it if You want to see an engaging, truthful actor bring to life one of the most complex characters off-Broadway right now.
Don't see it if You're not in the mood for thought-provoking theatre.
See it if You are open to the discussion of nurture vs. nature.
Don't see it if You are close minded to honest discussion about gender assignment.
See it if I don't think this show is worth seeing by anyone, not even for Bobby Steggart's cute face.
Don't see it if You give a shit about gender politics, particularly transgender politics.
See it if You have a heart in your body. Can appreciate subtle gut wrenching, exquisite acting.
Don't see it if You are closed down emotionally and wish to keep it that way.
See it if You like unusual story based on fact but rather than sensationalize it endows the characters with more humanity than the real ones deserve.
Don't see it if Issues of gender identity are either of no interest or offensive.
See it if You or anyone you love is struggling with gender identity, or who has a child similarly affected; or if you care about historical mistakes!
Don't see it if You want light entertainment, not an absorbing story of one young man's mistreatment by a driven sexologist who's too sure of his theory
See it if The show was exquisitely written and explores identity, love, self-awareness and strength of character. Poster misrepresents the show.
Don't see it if I recommend that you see it.
See it if you like well-crafted theater. This piece, with its fascinating premise, is well written, acted, and staged. It held my attention throughout
Don't see it if you're looking for a light evening. BOY has gravitas, but also plenty of witty dialogue. Nature trumps nurture. Debate settled. Tears shed.
See it if you're a Bobby Steggert fan, sympathize with transgendered folk, see how science can hurt as well as help, like to get angry at know it alls
Don't see it if you are not ready to sympathize with transgendered folk, believe that doctors and science can do no wrong, impatient with intelligent jerks
See it if A heart-wrenching drama, leaves you no time to disengage. A powerful statement of the true consequences of the nurture/nature question.
Don't see it if You are wanting to be entertained and leave the theatre smiling you won't ! You can't handle a heavy drama about gender,nature and nurture.
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