By Antoinette Nwandu | Directed by Devin E. Haqq
LORTEL AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY 2019
FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 8
EXTENDED THRU MARCH 8!
Moses and Kitch chill on the corner talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. They stand by a lamppost in a present-day ghetto, but it's also a plantation, and it's also Egypt, a city built by slaves. A provocative mashup of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find.
READ THE REVIEWS:
"Imbued with hip-hop lyricism and biblcal resonance, Pass Over is a 90-minute meditation on much of human history, seen through the experiences of two pulsating and frequently terrified black men....The play does not universalize; it makes it essential, insisting that this crisis is very real, very dangerous, and made all the more threatening by complacency...(Moses and Kitch) are characters in a play, but also they are urgently real." —Patrick Maley, NJ.com/Star Ledger
"Breathaking and disturbing... brilliant... must see!" —ShowScore
"This is a story for our times. It is a profound play that will inspire empathy and much needed dialogues about African American experiences.” —Marina Kennndy, BroadwayWorld
"The acting throughout is fantastic, and Haqq has staged some wonderful comedy." —Gwen Orel, Montclair Local
In response to this production, we gathered and shared anti-racism resources. Please view this evolving document here
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDE:
March 1 | Post-performance conversation with Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation
“Pass Over” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company