** DC PREMIERE **
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.
The Washington Post Review
“In director Susan Marie Rhea’s graceful staging of Boy for the Keegan Theatre, …these actors have stage presence to spare, and their naturalistic performances and in-sync rapport bring out the heart and urgency in Anna Ziegler’s thoughtfully restrained 2016 play.”
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
“The riveting and affecting production at Keegan Theatre sweeps us into the emotional mess that [a] doctor made of that child’s life—an inconceivable inner torment that in John Jones’s phenomenal performance feels heartrendingly real.”
Broadway World Review
“Keegan Theatre’s fine production of the 90 minute Boy [is] directed with skill and compassion by Susan Marie Rhea. John Jones leads Rhea’s excellent cast in a noteworthy professional debut.”
Washington Blade Review
“As Adam, [John] Jones, a senior at Catholic University, makes an auspicious professional debut….Without costume or baby talk, the actor subtly employs posture and pitch to transform from petulant young girl to angry young man.”
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.