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 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.
See it if you're interested in a study of gender roles with no easy answers. None of the characters is happy with their life-everyone is equally lost.
Don't see it if you want a lighthearted evening or a feel good ending. The play raises many questions but answers few. The set was cool, though - look up.
See it if you like anything with Bobby Steggert in it ;-) if you like a relevant, raw, modern, difficult subject matter played out on stage.
Don't see it if you are not comfortable with gender, gender identify; you don't like real life problems portrayed on stage.
See it if you are in the mood for a thought provoking show with a clever concept. it is fodder for a good post show discussion
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable talking about gender roles. it is not a light hearted whimsical theater experience
See it if you're interested in failed science, gender issues, smart writing, and wonderful performances. The set's as smart as every other element.
Don't see it if a true life story & resonant issues on sexual identity aren't enough to make a well-made play into a mature & dynamic piece of theater.
See it if you're looking for a deeply moving, thought-provoking play with incredible performances and a heartbreakingly beautiful script.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with the subject matter. Actually, if you might be uncomfortable, you SHOULD see it. This is a truly beautiful play.
See it if you like plays that intelligently explore difficult issues. The acting is quite good and the show brings a tear to the eye.
Don't see it if you only want to be entertained. While this show quietly keeps you on the edge of your seat, it is not escapism.
See it if You enjoy the use of psychology and the difficulties of understanding yourself and gender differences. All based on a true story.
Don't see it if You have issues with gender nonconformity and/or have other issues with emotional moments that will both hurt and make you smile.
See it if you enjoy stories inspired by true events. Thought provoking,sad in reality,yet engaging & personal as seen through those affected.
Don't see it if you are looking for a 'fluffy' easy going 'show' with 'dazzle' and 'pizzazz' !!
See it if You're up for some mind-boggling psychology. There's a lot of symbolism in the show and you really have to keep your eyes and mind engaged.
Don't see it if You're not up for some thinking. It's confusing, since it deals with the human mind.