On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play
3 men, 2 women
Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a 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.
About the Author
Anna Ziegler’s play PHOTOGRAPH 51, produced on the West End starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Michael Grandage, won London’s 2016 WhatsOnStage award for Best New Play. It has been produced around the world, most recently in Hamburg, Rome, and Stockholm. Her new play ACTUALLY, was produced in 2017 at The Geffen Playhouse (where it was nominated for six Ovation Awards, including Best Production and Best Play), The Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Manhattan Theatre Club. THE LAST MATCH, which played the Roundabout Theatre in 2017, premiered at The Old Globe Theatre and was nominated for the 2016 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding New Play award. BOY, which premiered off-Broadway in a Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre co-production, was nominated for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, and will be produced at TimeLine Theatre in Chicago in 2018. THE WANDERERS, commissioned by The Old Globe Theatre, will premiere there in 2018. A DELICATE SHIP was produced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Playwrights Realm and was a New York Times and Time Out Critic’s Pick. Anna holds commissions from Second Stage Theatre, The Roundabout, The Geffen Playhouse and Seattle Rep. She is developing a television series for HBO based on her play ACTUALLY, another for AMC/Sundance, and is at work on a screenplay for Scott Free Productions. More information can be found at her website:www.annabziegler.net
“Ziegler…takes a delicate, restrained approach to her provocative subject matter…When, at the end, the character achieves a modicum of peace and a chance for happiness, you won’t be thinking about gender. You’ll be thinking about humanity.” —Hollywood Reporter.
“With uncommon empathy and startling insight, BOY gets to the heart of the conflict between medicine and science…” —TheatreMania.com.
“Captivating…insightful, gut-wrenching, and beautiful…dazzlingly, deliciously alive from start to finish…expect it to be a long while before there’s another play more rewarding, more moving, and more magical than BOY.” —TalkinBroadway.com.