LIVE: 

PASS OVER

In-Person on stage at The Spot with a fully vaccinated company *approved by AEA

by ANTOINETTE NWANDU

"Searing...

Blazingly theatrical..." 

– The New York Times

RUNNING FEB 17 - FEB 26  @ The Spot

co-directed by RONEY JONES + SAVINA BARINI

PASS OVER is generously sponsored by ALI LONG

"likely to leave you shaken."– Time Out

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SUITABILITY:

PASS OVER is suitable for adults and recommended for audiences 14+ due to strong language, violence and mature themes.

RUN TIME:

approx. 90 minutes *NO INTERMISSION*

"Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner—talking shit, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young men stuck in a cycle that they are desperately trying to escape.

 

Spike Lee directed a film version of the play that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest, and was produced by Amazon Studios. A provocative riff on the Book of Exodus and Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is a remarkable work of politically-charged theater by a bold new American voice."

GRAB TICKETS STARTING JAN. 17.

This show is guaranteed to sell out fast as THE SPOT has a limited capacity.          #NOQUIT

STANDARD >>   $31

STUDENT >>  $15

*special price for patrons currently enrolled in school

30 and under >>  $15

*special price for patrons aged 30 and under

Ticket prices include service fees. All sales are final. Tickets cannot be refunded, only exchanged for other available show dates.

 

In the event of a performance cancelation due to COVID-19 all ticket holders will be given the option to donate their ticket, receive a one-time refund or exchange for another performance.

 TALK BACKS TBA

All are welcome.

PERFORMANCES

Thursday 2/17 @ 7:30pm  

Friday 2/18 @ 7:30pm  

Saturday 2/19 @ 7:30pm  

Sunday 2/20 @ 4:00pm

Wednesday 2/23 @ 7:30pm  

Thursday 2/24 @ 7:30pm  

Friday 2/25 @ 7:30pm  

Saturday 2/26 @ 7:30pm

“In the insanity of a city filled with guns, and people ready and willing to use them whenever temperatures rise, waiting isn’t so much a malaise as a badge of survival. That’s one of the takeaways of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, a very potent and promising play. . . The language in the work is thrilling, poetical.

—Chicago Tribune

                                                                                                                                                                                       

“Chilling . . . Combines daring near-experimental form and brutal content: what’s at work is not some mysterious cosmic existentialism à la Beckett, but very real, very tangible racism."

—New Yorker  

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CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

MOSES    Thaddeus McCants*

KITCH       Justin Jorrell

MISTER/OSSIFER  Harry Dreyfuss

*Appearing through an Agreement between The Spot and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.                                                       

ANTOINETTE NWANDU

Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright and author of the plays Pass Over and Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate. Nwandu is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova PlayGroup alum. Her honors include the Whiting Award for Drama, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize, and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference.

Read the script through GROVE ATLANTIC

cover artwork by Alim Smith

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