Those melodies, the pitch harmonies andRhythms, those are the maps and guides to the PromisedLand. Not on this earth but elsewhere . . .Determined to make his mark like those before him, Pharus is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in the school's fifty-year history. First he must gain the respect of his peers, but he's an outsider in a world steeped in rites and ritThose melodies, the pitch harmonies andRhythms, those are the maps and guides to the PromisedLand. Not on this earth but elsewhere . . .Determined to make his mark like those before him, Pharus is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in the school's fifty-year history. First he must gain the respect of his peers, but he's an outsider in a world steeped in rites and rituals, a community that demands he conform.Tarell Alvin McCraney's piercing new play set in an all boys, all black American prep school scores a gospel refrain of the politics of minority and masculinity.Choir Boy premiered at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, London, in September 2012. It was commissioned by, and is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club and was supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation....
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Choir Boy Reviews
4.5I wish I was able to see this performed. Just wow.
I am so used to plays having that "one big moment" when everything feels pulled together. This one was so subtle. Quiet and peaceful in the harsh truths. This is written by the "Moonlight" writer and one certainly feels the silences are McCraney's "big moments."
Choir Boy by McCraney was a really creative way to tell a story without actually telling a story. The book is a play that has been shown throughout America. Reading it definitely gives a different feel to the characters and makes the reader focus on the dialogue. By thinking deeply about what characters are feeling in the dialogue, it gives a dimension of oneness with the characters, a connection. I found that I hurt for Pharus' plight into being accepted. I still didn't completely understand what happened with David (why? what was the reason?). Maybe the play or the visual aspect would have helped. Unfortunately, with it being a book, if the dialogue isn't completely expressive or even suggestive then we lose a bit of what we were looking for. I lost my way towards the end which is why I took a star away. I didn't mind the overabundance of song lyrics in the book and felt it was a setting to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the Choir Boy. Recommended for readers who want a new experience with LGBTQ issues in an all-boy school setting.*This book was given to me by the publisher at BookCon2016 for an honest review.Raging Book Reviews Recommended
An interesting look at race and sexuality through one school year in a boys choir at an all-male prep school. There is a big musical component to the show, and I wish I could see it and hear it instead of just read along in a script.