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Pass Over

  • Antoinette Nwandu
  • Full Length Play, Drama, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 3M
  • ISBN: 9780573707018

"Potent and promising [...] the language in the work is thrilling, poetical."

Chicago Tribune

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama
  • 75 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Cautions: Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Shoestring Budget, Professional Theatre
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 just looking for a way out.

A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.

REVIEWS:

"Potent and promising [...] the language in the work is thrilling, poetical."

 Chicago Tribune

"Emotional, sobering [...] fiercely poetic play."

 Daily Herald

"Stunning and lyrical [...] should be on every theatergoer's 'must see' list."

 Broadway World

  • Casting: 3M
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

  • MOSES - black, male, late teens/early 20s. a young man from the ghetto. brokenhearted. courageous. angry. sad
    but also a slave driver
    but also the prophesied leader of God's chosen
  • KITCH - black, male, late teens/early 20s. a young man from the ghetto and moses' best friend. jovial. loyal. kind. na├»ve. a lovely friend to have
    but also a slave
    but also one of God's chosen
  • MISTER - white, male, late 20s/early 30s. a man in a light-colored suit. out of his element. earnest. wholesome. terrified
    but also a plantation owner
    but also pharoah's son
  • OSSIFER - white, male, late 20s/early 30s. an enforcer of the law. not from around here, but always around. pragmatic. intimidating. also terrified
    but also a patroller
    but also a soldier in pharoah's army
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    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 just looking for a way out.

    A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.

    $24.95