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Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert Joins New York Premiere of Pass Over

The new play by Antoinette Nwandu will open this June at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater.

Tony winner Gabriel Ebert will perform in the New York premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over at LCT3.
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LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tony winner Gabriel Ebert (Casa Valentina, Matilda) Tony nominee Jon Michael Hill (Superior Donuts), and Steppenwolf ensemble member Namir Smallwood will be featured in its upcoming New York premiere of Pass Over, a new play by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Danya Taymor, at the Claire Tow Theater. Pass Over will begin performances June 2 and run for six weeks only through July 15. Opening night is set for June 18.

In Pass Over, Moses (Hill) and Kitch (Smallwood) 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 produced and presented at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in June 2017.

The LCT3 production will have sets by Wilson Chin, lighting by Marcus Doshi, and sound by Justin Ellington.

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 recently had its world premiere at Chicago's Victory Gardens. The film version of Pass Over, directed by Spike Lee, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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