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Take a First Look at Phylicia Rashad's Return to the Stage in Head of Passes

Tarell Alvin McCraney's new play is directed by Tina Landau.

Robert Joy and Phylicia Rashad costar in Head of Passes at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Public Theater has released photos of the New York premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, starring Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. Directed by Tina Landau, performances began March 15 in the Newman Theater and will continue through April 17, with an official March 28 press opening.

The company of Head of Passes takes the stage at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

Rashad leads the cast as Shelah, a woman who "must fight to survive the rising flood of life's great challenges" as her family and friends come to celebrate her birthday.

Phylicia Rashad and Kyle Beltran share a scene at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

Rounding out the nine-person company will be Alana Arenas (The Bluest Eye) as Cookie, Francois Battiste (Bronx Bombers) as Aubrey, Kyle Beltran (The Fortress of Solitude) as Crier, J. Bernard Calloway (All the Way) as Spencer, Robert Joy (Side Show) as Dr. Anderson, Jonathan Earl Peck (Three Sisters) as Creaker Johnson, and Arnetia Walker (Dreamgirls) as Mae.

Alana Arenas and Phylicia Rashad appear in the new Tarell Alvin McCraney play Head of Passes.
(© Joan Marcus)

The creative team for Head of Passes features scenic design by G.W. Mercier, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, and wig and hair design by Robert-Charles Vallance.

Arnetia Walker and Phylicia Rashad star in Head of Passes at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

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