First Look at Steppenwolf Theatre's World Premiere Production of Pass Over
Danya Taymor directs the play by Antoinette Nwandu.
Steppenwolf Theatre's world premiere production of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over has released new photos of the show after beginning performances on July 1. Danya Taymor directs the production, set open on June 11 and run through July 9 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre.
The cast features Jon Michael Hill as Moses, Julian Parker as Kitch, and Ryan Hallahan, who, as previously reported, replaced Cliff Chamberlain in the role of Mister.
Pass Over is described as, "An incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the story follows two young black men who stand around on the corner — talking sh*t, killing time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. When a white man wanders into their space, an escalating crisis threatens to prevent their escape from the block. In Pass Over, pop culture, historical, and religious references collide to create a hilarious and disturbing meditation on manhood, race, and the cycle of violence that prevents too many from realizing their full potential.''
The creative team includes Wilson Chin (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Marcus Doshi (lighting design), and Ray Nardelli (sound design and original music). Cassie Calderone is the stage manager.