ABOUT THIS SHOW

In this bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, two young, black men stand around on the corner—talking shit, 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.

Antoinette Nwandu is a member of the Ars Nova Play Group. Her plays have been produced and developed by Page73, Ars Nova, The Flea and Naked Angels, among others. She is the recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. In 2016, Pass Over received a workshop as part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project under the mentorship of Katori Hall, and Antoinette developed her full-length play FLAT SAM with Danya Tamor at PlayPenn in Philadelphia.

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Special Performances

ASL interpretation:
Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, June 24 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, June 25 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

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Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

$30 Close Up Seats

$30 seats in the first two rows for all performances

Enter promo code CLOSEUP

Special Performances

ASL interpretation:
Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, June 24 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, June 25 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm