by Anna Ziegler
directed by Susan Marie Rhea


Boiler Room presents ALIX IN WONDERLAND Staged Reading and Special Panel Discussion
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm
FREE and open to all, but reservations highly encouraged!
** SOLD OUT! ** The box office will hold a waitlist – please email to be added.

As a means of enriching the conversation of themes presented in Anna Ziegler’s BOY, Keegan’s Boiler Room Series is also pleased to present a staged reading of a new musical, ALIX IN WONDERLAND by Buzz Mauro and Norman Allen, followed by a guest panel discussion and audience talkback about Genderqueerness on Stage and in the Media. LEARN MORE

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… Inspired by a true story, BOY, by award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler (PHOTOGRAPH 51, ACTUALLY), explores the complicated journey of trying to find love in a new body and the inextricable bonds that are built along the way.

A poignant and important love story for our era … BOY is one of the true joys of the new year. — Chicago On Stage

“A great play … Ziegler’s intelligent script lays out this complex story with precision and grace.” — Huffington Post

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FEB 7 - MAR 7, 2020

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

Special Performances

Press Opening
Tue, Feb 11 at 8:00 pm

Post-Show Discussion with Special Guests
Sun, Feb 16 immediately following the matinee performance LEARN MORE

Pride Night with Capital Pride Alliance
Sat, Mar 7 at 8:00 pm, with reception immediately following the performance LEARN MORE



Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission


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The Cast

Adam Turner John Jones*Sponsored*
Dr. Wendell Barnes Vishwas*Sponsored*
Jenny Lafferty Lida Maria Benson* *Sponsored*
Trudy Turner Karen Novack*Sponsored*
Doug Turner Mike Kozemchak*Sponsored*

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

The Production Team

Director Susan Marie Rhea*Sponsored*
Stage Manager Emily Dwornik*Sponsored*
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting Designer Alberto Segarra*Sponsored*
Projections Designer Jeremy Bennett*Sponsored*
Sound Designer Niusha Nawab*Sponsored*
Costume / Hair / Makeup Designer Alison Samantha Johnson
Properties / Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Dramaturg Elizabeth Winston*Sponsored*
Dramaturg Clarke Whitehead*Sponsored*

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Production Sponsors

Allan Jaworski & Deborah Winn

Director Sponsors

Tricia Ferrone sponsoring Susan Marie Rhea

Artist Sponsors

Tom & Laura Schaller sponsoring Emily Dwornik
Anonymous sponsoring Mike Kozemchak
Maggie Butler sponsoring Karen Novack, Alberto Segarra, & Jeremy Bennett
Andrea & Bob Cali sponsoring John Jones, Vishwas, & Lida Maria Benson
Susan Volman sponsoring Elizabeth Winston & Clarke Whitehead
Megan Machnik & Daniel Doiron sponsoring Niusha Nawab

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