“THE BLINDING POWER OF LOVE, THE ENIGMA OF GENDER, AND THE COMPLICATED MYSTERY OF HOW WE BECOME WHO WE ARE.”
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY. 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. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, Boy is a moving play that calls into question how we become who we are.
Heidi Armbruster and Ted Koch are both powerful and deeply moving in their roles as Trudy and Doug Turner, the troubled parents of Adam, portrayed by the poignant and adorably complex Bobby Steggert. This is a play about a child’s heroic journey navigating gender roles and it’s also the story of a parents struggle to do the right thing in the face of growing concern that they’ve made a horrific mistake. Rebecca Rittenhouse is on point as Adam’s conflicted love interest with Dr. Wendell Barnes (played by Paul Niebank) playing his misguided but well-meaning psychiatrist.
Boy by ANNA ZIEGLER, Featuring HEIDI ARMBRUSTER, TED KOCH, PAUL NIEBANCK, REBECCA RITTENHOUSE and BOBBY STEGGERT, Directed by LINSAY FIRMAN
Photo above of Bobby Steggert by Zack DeZon.