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Pictured: Christopher W. Jones
Raven Theatre Company has announced the casting for the Chicago Premiere of CHOIR BOY by recent Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney who, together with writer-director Barry Jenkins, won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the Academy’s Best Picture winner, Moonlight.
CHOIR BOY, which was first produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2013, will be directed by Co-Founder and outgoing Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian September 27 through November 12, 2017.
The cast includes Christopher W. Jones, Patrick Agada, Robert D. Hardaway, Don Tieri, Tamarus Harvell, Julian Terrell Otis, and Darren Patin. Understudies are Benjamin Jenkins, Ben F. Locke, Ki-Jana Moore, Jabari Khaliq, Michael Rawls, and Tom Porter.
The production team includes Ray Toler (scenic design), Diane D. Fairchild (lighting design), and Sebby Woldt (sound design), along with Mary O’Dowd (properties design and set dressing) and JoAnn Montemurro (costume design), Kathryn McNall (stage manager), Destiney Higgins (assistant director), Frederick Harris (music director), Breon Arzell (choreographer), and Dan Laushman (technical director).
For more information, visit www.raventheatre.com.