Second Thought Theatre presents Pass Over
In Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over, Moses and Kitch talk smack, pass the time, and hope that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans.
Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy, Pass Over - the first full play to open on Broadway in 2021 after the pandemic-necessitated lockdown - crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young, black men looking for a way out. A sobering reinterpretation of Waiting for Godot, nuanced with elements of the biblical Exodus story, Nwandu’s play is politically charged and necessarily critical in its social reflection.