February 7 - March 7, 2020
Anna Ziegler
Susan Marie Rhea


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.

Sponsored by
Allan Jaworski & Deborah Winn, Tricia Ferrone, Tom & Laura Schaller, Anonymous, Maggie Butler, Andrea & Bob Cali, Susan Volman, Megan Machnik & Daniel Doiron

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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

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

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