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10 thoughts on “Choir Boy

  1. Jacques Coulardeau Jacques Coulardeau says:


    It probably is not as good, or should I say as best, a play as some critics pretend or assert, but it is an interesting and somewhere invigorating play bringing up fundamental questions in a preparatory school for black boys. The cast is limited for obvious financial reasons but also to get to some concentrated matter and this concentration make sit a tremendous lot more effective?

    Boys with boys will always be boys with boys. So, we expect some lack of courtesy, some violence, at least in words, some profane words too, some plain insanity, I mean provocative untrue ranting to make others rave like hell. And it works all the time. All the boys are a dense representation of a school choir with three voices, tenor, baritone and bass. We expect and we get the competition between the members and especially the competition between two tenors for the position of choir leader and first tenor, the one who does the solo performances. There are only two tenors.

    The first tenor is the nephew of the principal of the school and as such believes he has rights that others do not have. He is ferociously aggressive end tenaciously disruptive, against both his classmates or choirmates and the only member of the faculty that is white, a historian who is supposed to make them think freely and openly, without any biased presumptions. The nephew of the principal, Bobby, is aggressive with everyone, particularly the second tenor and the white professor, Mr. Pendleton.

    The second tenor is gay, and he has just been appointed choir leader for the next year at the beginning and Bobby will be appointed choir leader at the end of the opening year, since the second tenor, Pharus, is a senior and is graduating. You can easily imagine the thickly-buttered slice of cake Bobby is provided with, in this situation: he has the scapegoat he needs to concentrate his hate because it is repressed hate that he expresses in hostile attitudes. His hate has no real object, but anything can become such an object, the gayness of Pharus, or Pharus’s ideas about modernizing the feel and the sound of gospel music.

    At the same time this school year, one week or so before commencement, ends with a fight in the showers between an unknown boy and Pharus who does not react and let himself be slightly damaged. The surprise, of course, is the identity of the aggressor. It is David, a younger boy who had become the lover of Pharus and the altercation takes place in the showers when Pharus was performing what we understand is oral intercourse, when someone else enters the showers and David has the violent reflex to beat up his lover to try to appear non-guilty, hence in a self-defense situation.

    Apart from this situation, the play is rather blunt. The principal is in no way really assuming his position with authority when necessary and with compassion or empathy when needed. The white professor is not that much innovative, rather a good steam releaser, pressure reliever. He is able to speak to the young men and bring them to some kind of self-learning and mutual exchanges on any subject that could capture their attention. The students are making the real work and presenting their own reflection or research, which in a way enables them to coexist peacefully. But that does not prevent the final violence because the question of manly love is not taken into account collectively. It remains clandestine, something like a love black market among the young men, instead of being addressed by for example the white professor who has the occasion to do so one day when Bobby calls Pharus with a clearly derogative term. It is the type of insult or aggression a responsible educator cannot let go without bringing everyone to attention and sorting out the topic.

    And do not believe it would be different if we were in a mixed preparatory school. It would only be slightly more complex since gay boys would deprive the girls of some possible friends.

    Interesting, dynamic, but yet very cool, meaning not hot enough on the main topic of the play.

    Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU

  2. Jason Jason says:

    Set in an all boy's, all African-American school, this play follows Pharus, a junior, finding his way in the way in the world, at school and in general. The use of songs is brilliant-obviously one can't hear the characters sing, but pay attention to the lyrics as written, they inform the characters and the story. Funny and deeply moving-a great piece of theatre!

  3. Scott Scott says:

    The dialogue is real, and the story is elegant.
    The playwright creates visuals that are artistically beautiful.

  4. Jenn Jenn says:

    4.5 stars

  5. Nicole Nicole says:

    Succinct and heartbreaking and dangerous and lovely.

  6. Hannah Hannah says:

    There is a lot to love in this play (currently being performed) about a group of young Black men in a choir at their elite prep school trying to figure out who they are, who they will be, and how they will be to each other. McCraney has an ear for voice and each character is deftly sketched, each line of dialogue ringing both true to life and true to the individuated people he has created. There are some interesting underlying ideas about adolescence, homophobia, racism, religion, interpersonal dynamics, and the power of human voices joined together. As a whole though, the work doesn't yet seem fully baked. It can have the feel of a series of scenes rather than a cohering plot, and lose a little interest and urgency because of it. There were moments where I was left feeling, Ok this is well written, but why do I care what happens next? I imagine that when staged the frequent musical interludes lend some of that wonder and propulsiveness, and an actor's inflection and body language bring wit and vulnerability to lines of Pharus' that can read more as petulant on the page. So it's hard to hold the limitations of the form against the work. Not my favorite of McCraney's, an enormous talent, but a quick read if you're wanting to see his development as an author, complete his opus, or simply love gospel music.

  7. Stewart Stewart says:

    i took it upon myself to read ‘choir boy’, because i knew that, somehow, it could be an important piece in my puzzle of healing. as a black gay man from miami, reading the work of tarell alvin mccraney seemed to be a no-brainer.

    while i knew this play contained themes surrounding homophobia in a school setting, i had never been in a church choir, or involved in church enough to think that pharus and i had much in common, but we did. throughout this play i found myself responding emotionally to scenes that seemed to be reflections of my own life.

    mccraney leaves much to the imagination, as a play should, allowing the reader to create a world surrounding the dialogue. ‘charles r. drew’ is actually a school here in miami. i thought it was clever to turn it into a private school for the play, as this play not only deals with themes of homophobia, but themes of brotherhood; and, so often, it feels like some of the trials experienced in this book are exclusive to young boys and men.

    the writing i found weird, as an actor, because it seems as if tarell writes in stanzas. it didn’t take long getting used to it, but i said to myself, “these lines are written like a poem”.

    overall, i thought it was a great play. i will revisit it during my healing process to ask my self, “how did that make you feel when you went through it?”.

  8. Katie Katie says:

    4.5 stars. probably would be a full 5 if i could have seen it performed

    He heard what my brother said about him though.
    He kept talking to me but looking away
    Like he was apologizing for something.
    I wanted to tell him: Pharus
    Don't you.. don't you look down.
    You been nicer to me than my
    Blood ever, boy, don't you look down.
    Pick your head up boy. Up.
    But I ain't say anything.
    I just let him look.

  9. Jonathan David Pope Jonathan David Pope says:

    Reading a play is always an interesting experience. Just the words on a page without a stage in front of you, and actors delivering their interpretation of the character they were cast for. Everything is left to the reader. With 'Choir Boy' I had no issue being drawn directly into the scene. I stepped right into Pharus' shoes, the taunts and slurs were directed at me. The anger, fear, and frustration was my own. 'Choir Boy' was an emotional, almost spiritual journey. We all have been Pharus.