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From 23 critic and 78 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing

About the show

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.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if riveting, compelling, exciting, lovely

Don't see it if do see....

During previews
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a poignant drama where a family copes with the aftermath of a terrible accident and the consequences of their decisions.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with being confronted with challenging issues involving gender identity.

During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if you are looking for a story that is creatively written on the gender identity issues and current themes with care.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark themes and family issues

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