In its first show of the year, the Moraine Valley Community College Academic Theater Department presents the play, “BOY” from Feb. 25 to 26 and March 4 to 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 27 and March 6 at 3 p.m., in the Fine and Performing Arts Center’s (FPAC) John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills.

Written by Anna Ziegler, “BOY” was inspired by a true story and explores the complicated terrain of finding love in a new body and the bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces parents of a male infant to raise him as a girl after a horrific accident. Twenty years later, repercussions progress. This play is presented by a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Cast members include Joe Gomez, of Palos Heights, as Doug Turner; Jeannie Oakes, of Oak Lawn, as Jenny Lafferty; Gracie Polchan, of Justice, as Trudy Turner; Jack Stephens, of Palos Hills, as Dr. Wendell Barnes; and Lucy West, of Tinley Park, as Adam/Samantha Turner.

The FPAC has taken measures to ensure the safety of audience members, staff and performers by following COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks must be worn indoors by all non-performers, and all audience members must provide proof of full vaccination through an actual card, photocopy or photo of the card on a mobile device. See the latest information at

Tickets are $12. For more information or to purchase tickets to this or other FPAC shows, visit or call (708) 974-5500.


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