A co-production with the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project
By ANNA ZIEGLER
Featuring HEIDI ARMBRUSTER, TED KOCH, PAUL NIEBANCK, REBECCA RITTENHOUSE and BOBBY STEGGERT
Directed by LINSAY FIRMAN
A STORY OF THE BLINDING POWER OF LOVE, THE ENIGMA OF GENDER, AND THE COMPLICATED MYSTERY OF HOW WE BECOME WHO WE ARE.
February 23 - APRIL 9, 2016
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY. Anna Ziegler's Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding 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. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (at 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10036
Box Office hours : noon - curtain
Performances: Tues - Thurs @ 7, Fri @ 8, Sat @ 2 & 8, Sun @ 3
* Special matinee performance, Wednesday April 6th at 2pm.
Premium Seating available upon request.
Rush Tickets: $25
At Box Office 1 hour prior to scheduled performance.
Performance is 90 minutes, with no intermission.
May be inappropriate for 16 and under.
production photos by Carol Rosegg
PRAISE FOR BOY
" With uncommon empathy and startling insight, Boy gets to the heart of the conflict between medicine and science. "
“ Expect it to be a long while before there's another play more rewarding, more moving, and more magical than Boy... The stripped-raw human beings in Anna Ziegler's captivating new play Boy... creates what is already a chief contender for the most insightful, gut-wrenching, and beautiful play of 2016. ”
“ Anna Ziegler’s writing is clean, clear, and concise. Not a word out of step. Her poetry of emotions all brought so beautifully to the stage by Linsay Firman’s subtle directorial hand... The cast is simply put – perfect. ”
—New York Theatre Guide
" It’s a pleasure to watch Bobby Steggert.... He once again brings disquieting shadows to his naturally sunny presence, providing this production’s most powerful image of a fixed identity under siege. "
—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
" Moving and deeply felt... Anna Ziegler takes a delicate, restrained approach to her provocative subject matter. At the end, you won't be thinking about gender: you'll be thinking about humanity. ”
—The Hollywood Reporter
" Bobby Steggert gives a thoroughly remarkable performance, up there with the best of the 2015-2016 season.
Bold. Moving. A Gift. Don't wait a minute to catch it. "
—The Huffington Post
TALK BACK SERIES
Wednesday March 16th : Jeffrey Fishberger, MD
Board Member of the Trevor Project and Supervising Psychiatrist for the Samuels Clinic at Mount Sinai West Hospital
Thursday March 24th : Rebecca Jordan-Young
Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and author of Brain Storm: The flaws in the science of sex differences
Thursday March 31st : Ken Corbett
Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, author of Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities and A Murder Over a Girl: Gender, Justice, Junior High
Mr. Corbett will be signing books in the lobby immediately following the discussion.
Sunday April 3rd : NYC Department of Education
Post-Show Conversation with Transgender and Gender Fluid Students
Thursday April 7: GLSEN
Cindy Vargas, Board Chair, and Nicole Johnson, Board member, of GLSEN New York. GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is a national organization for students, parents, and teachers that tries to affect positive change in schools
Photo of Bobby Steggert by Zack DeZon.