Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu
LORTEL AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY 2019
FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 8
Directed by Devin E. Haqq
Cast: Kevis Hillocks, Robert Barnes, Woodrow Proctor
Set Design: Joo Kim
Lighting Design: Cameron Filepas
Costume Design: Deborah Caney
Sound Design: Scott MacDonald
Fight Director: Dan O'Driscoll
Stage Manager: Philip Esposito
Production Manager: Liz Cesario
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.
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"Imbued with hip-hop lyricism and biblical 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