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Becoming a Man

World-Premiere Play
  • Run Time

    1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission, including a 20-minute Act II discussion

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Tuesday

March 5

7:30PM ET

From: $55.00
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Wednesday

March 6

11AM ET

From: $35.00
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Tickets may still be available for school groups. Please email Groups@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300 for availability.

Wednesday

March 6

7:30PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Thursday

March 7

7:30PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.
From: $35.00
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If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Friday

March 8

7:30PM ET

Saturday

March 9

2PM ET

From: $60.00
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Saturday

March 9

7:30PM ET

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Sunday

March 10

2PM ET

Illuminating.

WBUR

Poignant and funny.

Cambridge Day

Experience the world-premiere play about one man’s gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. From acclaimed memoirist P. Carl and Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Becoming a Man is a story about the courage—and the community—we need to become ourselves.

For fifty years, P. Carl lived as a girl and then a queer woman, building a career and a loving marriage while waiting to realize himself in full. When he decides to affirm his gender, his transition puts everything—family, career, friendships—at stake. “This moving narrative illuminates the joy, courage, necessity, and risk-taking of his gender transition” (Kirkus), and poses the question: When we change, can the people we love come with us?

Each performance will begin with a Radical Welcome, where a community member will welcome the audience to the A.R.T and share what has brought them to the show. Each performance of the one-act play will culminate in Act II, a 20-minute facilitated conversation with a local leader, scholar, or activist and a brief audience Q&A exploring the production’s essential question.

This production contains brief physical violence, discussions of suicidal ideation, transphobic language, sounds and images of war, and haze. Recommended for ninth grade and up.

Written by P. Carl
Directed by Diane Paulus and P. Carl

Notable dates

Opening Night: 2/21
ASL Interpreted: 3/3 at 2PM & 3/6 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: 3/2 at 2PM & 3/7 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: 3/2 at 2PM & 3/7 at 7:30PM
Relaxed: 3/3 at 2PM

Production Sponsors
Marybeth and Stephen Bisson
Emerson College
Alison and Bob Murchison
Act II Support
The Boston Foundation

Ticket Offers

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Standard tickets start at $35, and discounts are available to students and ticket-buyers under the age of 25, Blue Star families, EBT card holders, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff, and others.

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Creative Team

Written by

P. Carl

Directed by

Diane Paulus

P. Carl

Scenic Design

Emmie Finckel

Costume Design

Qween Jean

Lighting Design

Cha See

Music & Sound Design

Paul James Prendergast

Video Design

Brittany Bland

Fight Director

Ted Hewlett

Intimacy Coordinator

Kayleigh Kane

Casting Director

X Casting / Victor Vazquez, CSA

Associate Director

Lyam B. Gabel

Production Stage Manager

Genevieve Kersh

Cast (in order of appearance)

Petey Gibson

Carl

Petey Gibson

Petey Gibson

Carl

Petey Gibson

Justiin Davis

Eddie & Others

Justiin Davis

Justiin Davis

Eddie & Others

Justiin Davis

Christopher Liam Moore

Carl’s Father & Others

Christopher Liam Moore

Christopher Liam Moore

Carl’s Father & Others

Christopher Liam Moore

Susan Rome

Carl’s Mother & Others

Susan Rome

Susan Rome

Carl’s Mother & Others

Susan Rome

Stacey Raymond

Polly

Stacey Raymond

Stacey Raymond

Polly

Stacey Raymond

Elena Hurst

Lynette

Elena Hurst

Elena Hurst

Lynette

Elena Hurst

Cody Sloan

Nathan

Cody Sloan

Cody Sloan

Nathan

Cody Sloan