Coram Boy

Adapted by: Helen Edmundson, based on the novel by Jamila Gavin

Music by: Adrian Sutton

Directed by: Tomé Cousin

 

November 16 - December 2, 2018
Preview: Thursday, November 15
Highmark Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse

Audio Descriptive Performance: Friday, November 30th - 8:00 PM

 

Based on Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Award-winning novel, The New York Times calls Coram Boy a “rollicking melodrama” that is “a tale rich in sentimental unions and sinister deeds, heart-tugging partings and gob-smacking coincidences.” This dramatic piece takes place over the course of several years in 18th century England and follows the lives of people from very different backgrounds; some with a longing for a career in music, and a father and son who are murderous scam artists. Dark twists and turns of this English classic, accompanied by the music of Adrian Sutton, are in store for this story of the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children.

This show contains mature themes