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  Boy at Keegan Theatre


Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington

Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient. 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.

Thru - Mar 7, 2020

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Box Office: 703-892-0202

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MetroWeekly - Recommended

"...Depicting two remarkably different periods in one young man's life, Anna Ziegler's Boy pieces together a revelatory whole from a deeply fractured journey. Adam Turner (John Jones) began his life as a healthy baby, one of two male twins born in 1968 to married couple Doug (Mike Kozemchak) and Trudy (Karen Novack). But, as Trudy tearfully explains, a severe accident during Adam's circumcision led to the decision to raise the injured infant as a girl they named Samantha. Concerned that Samantha may never have a so-called normal life, they enlist the aid of Boston-based therapist Dr. Wendell Barnes (Vishwas) to guide their child on the complicated path towards wellness and self-acceptance."

Andre Hereford

BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...John Jones leads Rhea's excellent cast in a noteworthy professional debut. Jones must play Adam Turner as both a child and as a young adult; and the range of emotions called for is also extensive. Jones fearlessly moves through Turner's dreadful life experiences and tender, lovely ones as well, making outstanding choices along the way. The work makes an audience feel what Turner endures and survives."
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Mary Lincer

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Portions of Boy are excruciating to contemplate. (And the true story on which it is based is even more so.*) But in John Jones’s transcendent performance as both the girl Samantha and the boy Adam, this play ostensibly about sex assignment becomes an indelible journey of the genderless heart."
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