Friends! A belle has had a week of culture. I’ve celebrated my birthday in style (a post to come), and the sis and I have seen some amazing shows. One thing about Atlanta is that there is ALWAYS something to do, and there a plethora of performing arts events going on at any given time. The sis and I were invited to check out Choir Boy, which opened at the Hertz Stage on September 2oth. Being the southern belles we are, we had a shonuff good time listening to the downhome hymnalds that were sung in this play.
Choir Boy is written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, one of America’s more celebrated young playwrights. The play is a coming-of-age story about young black men, and the trials they go through. Expect to see themes of sexuality, bullying, family issues, identity issues, and religious themes throughout.
Choir Boy is set at Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, which is a school dedicated to the creation of strong black men. Pharus is its main character. Pharus is an effeminate male who must navigate through the school, as well as uncover his true identity.
If you’re easily offended, I must warn you that the ‘n’ word is used and there is slight nudity. However, going to see Choir Boy made my weekend. This is a really heavy play that brings to light serious issues–such as discrimination and homophobia. I urge you to check out Choir Boy. The music alone is worth the admission price, but the play is icing on the cake!
Choir Boy ends on October 13th so go NOW! You may purchase tickets here.
Disclosure: We received tickets to this event. As always, a belle’s opinions are her own!