The full company of <i>Choir Boy</i>: (from left) Chuck Cooper, Grantham Coleman, Nicholas L. Ashe, Jeremy Pope, Kyle Beltran, Wallace Smith, and Austin Pendleton.
The full company of Choir Boy: (from left) Chuck Cooper, Grantham Coleman, Nicholas L. Ashe, Jeremy Pope, Kyle Beltran, Wallace Smith, and Austin Pendleton.
(© David Gordon)

Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated its final off-Broadway opening of the 2012-2013 season with Tarell Alvin McCraney's new drama, Choir Boy, on July 2. Directed by Trip Cullman, the production, at MTC's Studio at Stage II, stars Jeremy Pope as a young school choir leader who must contend with classmates' taunts and find his own identity. Joining Pope are Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton, Wallace Smith, Grantham Coleman, Kyle Beltran, and Nicholas L. Ashe.

The <i>Choir Boy</i>s: Nicholas L. Ashe, Wallace Smith, Jeremy Pope, Grantham Coleman, and Kyle Beltran.
The Choir Boys: Nicholas L. Ashe, Wallace Smith, Jeremy Pope, Grantham Coleman, and Kyle Beltran.
(© David Gordon)