"THRILLING, POETICAL, and UNFLINCHING.”- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
by ANTOINETTE NWANDU
@ The Argyros Elizabeth and Thomas Tierney Theater
co-directed by SAVINA BARINI + RONEY JONES
PASS OVER is generously sponsored by ALI LONG
In-Person on stage with a fully vaccinated company *approved by AEA
Antoinette Nwandu | Photo Eric Hart Jr.
"Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner—talking smack, 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.
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."
There have been several landmark productions of Pass Over since its premiere. The Spot is proud to share that we will be producing the newest version of the play, revised in 2021 to offer a different ending to this cycle of violence and injustice– one of hope.
PASS OVER is suitable for adults and recommended for audiences 14+ due to strong language, violence, mature themes and brief nudity.
approx. 95 minutes *NO INTERMISSION*
"If Moses and Kitch cannot leave, neither can you. (And if, by the end, the magic has worked, you shouldn’t want to.)"
Wednesday Oct. 19 @ 7:30pm PRODUCER'S NIGHT*
Thursday Oct. 20 @ 7:30pm
Friday Oct. 21 @ 7:30pm + Talkback
Saturday Oct. 22 @ 7:30pm
Sunday Oct. 23 @ 4:00pm + Talkback
10/22 Saturday Matinee at 2pm has been cancelled.
JOIN US FOR A TALKBACK AFTER THE SHOW
What is a "talkback"?
Talkbacks are facilitated conversations between audience members, actors and the creative team to discuss the production. Questions about the process, the craft, dramaturgy and intentions of the piece are raised and responded to by various members of the production team. It's also an opportunity for The Spot to find out more about how you personally responded to the show! Talkbacks are free events. All are welcome to attend.
Talkbacks times/dates will be announced soon!
THE ARGYROS (LOBBY / BOX OFFICE) opens about 30 minutes before curtain. Concessions are available pre-show. There is no intermission. There will be no late seating.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS as of 9/28/22
Masks are recommended for the safety of our cast, crew and audience, but are not required for entry.
We do not require proof of vaccination/negative test-results at this time.
If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you remain home. We do have medical exceptions to our return policy.
This show is performed by a fully vaccinated + regularly tested company.
*If COVID-19 Metrics in Blaine County escalate above "low" we may need to reimplement mask-wearing. If this occurs all patrons will be notified via email and masks will be made available at the door to comply with Actors Equity Association Health and Safety Standards.
STANDARD >> $33
STUDENT/30 and UNDER>> $15
*special price for patrons currently enrolled in school and/or patrons aged 30 and under
All sales are final. Tickets cannot be refunded, only exchanged for other available show dates. In the event of a performance cancellation 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.
Performing Arts Center
120 Main Street S.
Ketchum, ID 83340
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.
“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
THANK YOU TO OUR PASS OVER PRODUCERS
for donating to this production and making this show happen.
We can't wait to see you for the exclusive Producer Event on Wednesday 10/19
6pm Reception, 7:30pm Performance @ The Argyros, 120 Main St. S, Ketchum, ID 83340