Danya Taymor will direct the New York premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater.
Danya Taymor will direct the New York premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater.
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This summer, LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will produce the New York premiere of Pass Over, a new play written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Danya Taymor. Performances will run at the Claire Tow Theater from June 2-July 15 with an official June 18 opening.

In Pass Over, Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner — talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. 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. The world premiere of Pass Over was presented at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in the summer of 2017.

The LCT3 production will have sets by Wilson Chin, costumes by Marci Rodgers, lighting by Marcus Doshi, and sound by Justin Ellington. Casting for Pass Over will be announced at a later date.

Antoinette Nwandu is also the author of Breach: A Manifesto on Race in America Through the Eyes of a Black Girl Recovering From Self-Hate, which will have its world premiere at Chicago's Victory Gardens this February. The film version of Pass Over, directed by Spike Lee, will premiere at this winter's Sundance Film Festival.

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