ACT Theatre


ACT Theatre
700 Union Street, Downtown Seattle, Seattle

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RSVP now for TeenACT – October 8, 2 pm (closes October 6)

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award®-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.

Season Kick-Off Celebration, September 15, 7:30 pm — Come early and enjoy the sounds of DJ Riz from KEXP mixing live in the lobby from 6:30 pm until curtain.

Post-Show Discussion September 27, 7:30 pm with panelists Deaunte Damper, Jéhan Òsanyìn and Justin Talkish. Moderated by Jay Woods, Associate Artistic Director – Artist Engagement at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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