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Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre

The production features La Shawn Banks, Sheldon D. Brown, Richard David, William Dick, Gilbert Domally, Tyler Hardwick and Samuel B. Jackson.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is presenting its new staging of the Tony Award-nominated play Choir Boy by Oscar-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater now through July 24, 2022. Directed by Kent Gash, the production features La Shawn Banks, Sheldon D. Brown, Richard David, William Dick, Gilbert Domally, Tyler Hardwick and Samuel B. Jackson.

Check out photos below!

Choir Boy - threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns - is the story of a young gay Black man and his battle between identity and community. Pharus Young is a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution committed to building "strong, ethical Black men," where he endeavors to be the best leader of the school's prestigious choir in its 50-year history. But in a world built on rites and rituals, should he conform to the expectations of his peers in order to gain the respect he desperately seeks? This Tony-nominated play is an elegy to quiet rebellion, filled with the sound of longing and aspiration.

Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Sheldon D. Brown, Richard David, Tyler Hardwick, Samuel B. Jackson and Gilbert Domally

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Gilbert Domally, Richard David, Sheldon D. Brown, Tyler Hardwick and Samuel B. Jackson

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick and Sheldon D. Brown

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
La Shawn Banks with (back, l to r) Richard David, Sheldon D. Brown, Gilbert Domally and Samuel B. Jackson

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
La Shawn Banks, Samuel B. Jackson and Gilbert Domally

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick, Sheldon D. Brown, William Dick, Gilbert Domally, Samuel B. Jackson and Richard David

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick and Gilbert Domally

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Samuel B. Jackson, Gilbert Domally, Richard David, Tyler Hardwick and Sheldon D. Brown

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick, Sheldon D. Brown, Gilbert Domally and Richard David

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Gilbert Domally and Samuel B. Jackson

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Richard David, Tyler Hardwick and Sheldon D. Brown

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick and Sheldon D. Brown

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick, Richard David, Sheldon D. Brown, Gilbert Domally and Samuel B. Jackson

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Samuel B. Jackson and Gilbert Domally

Photos: First Look at CHOIR BOY at Steppenwolf Theatre
Tyler Hardwick, Sheldon D. Brown, Richard David, William Dick, Gilbert Domally and Samuel B. Jackson



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