​"THRILLING, POETICAL, and UNFLINCHING.”- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune 

PASS OVER

by ANTOINETTE NWANDU

OCTOBER 20-23,2022 

@ 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

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Antoinette Nwandu | Photo Eric Hart Jr.

TICKET SALES BEGIN FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022

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"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.

SUITABILITY:

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

RUN TIME:

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.)"

-Antoinette Nwandu

PERFORMANCES:

Wednesday Oct. 19 @ 7:30pm PRODUCER'S NIGHT*

Thursday Oct. 20 @ 7:30pm

Friday Oct. 21 @ 7:30pm

Saturday Oct. 22 @ 2:00pm, 7:30pm

Sunday Oct. 23 @ 4:00pm

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.

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STANDARD >> $33

STUDENT/30 and UNDER>> $15

*special price for patrons currently enrolled in school and/or patrons aged 30 and under

PRODUCER>> $133

*become a Pass Over Producer and attend special Producer's Night reception and performance on 10/19. Ticket is tax-deductible up to $100.

 

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.

THE ARGYROS 

Performing Arts Center

120 Main Street S.

Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-7872

 The Argyros Website

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.

“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  

BECOME A PASS OVER PRODUCER

Exclusive Event | The Spot x The Argyros 

 

Producer's Night

October 19th, 2022

Pre-Show Reception @ 6:30 p.m. in The Argyros Lobby, 120 Main St. S, Ketchum, ID 83340

Performance @ 7:30 p.m. The Argyros Elizabeth and Thomas Tierney Theater

Tickets $133/each

 

The Spot has been working for over two years to bring Pass Over to the Wood River Valley. It has been our dream to share this play with as much of the community as possible and The Argyros has been instrumental in making that happen. Moving from our tiny space at 220 Lewis St. into a much larger theater comes with costs that exceed our typical production budgets and we need your support. 

 

In partnership with our incredible Board of Directors, The Spot invites you to our first Producer’s Night of the 22/23 Season. This exclusive event will feature a pre-show reception at 6:30pm with hors d'oeuvres, drinks in The Argyros lobby and our first public performance of Pass Over at 7:30pm in the The Argyros' Elizabeth and Thomas Tierney Theater. 

 

The $133 ticket is tax-deductible up to $100. All Pass Over Producers will be listed in our program alongside the incredible Ali Long and our season sponsors who have supported this work from the very beginning.