Already closed | 1h 25m | West Orange

Pass Over (NJ)

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

About the show

Luna Stage Company presents this mashup of "Waiting for Godot" and the Exodus saga, exploring the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find.  More…

From the show:

Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. They stand by a lamppost in a present-day ghetto, but it's also a plantation, and it's also Egypt, a city built by slaves. 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. “Pass Over” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

1h 25m | Already closed | Luna Stage Company (West Orange)

Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant
86
Avg Score

85
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see a well written, acted and directed play about race relations in the U.S.

Don't see it if you are looking for lighter fare. This play is a serious treatise on race although humorous in parts.

Also I missed it at Lincoln Center but am so glad I got to see it in N.J. G... Read more Read less

79
Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if if you want to see a clever mashup of Godot set in urban ghetto with biblical overtures and an excellent cast.

Don't see it if if you aren't interested in somber plays that deal with racism and police violence against African- American men.

Also Clever concept with some very moving scenes. I felt that it is a work ... Read more Read less

84
Intense, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you would like to experience a very intense, well acted play about two African American men dreaming of the "promised land."

Don't see it if if you are looking for light fare or are not interested in the state of race relations today.

89
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Magnificently acted and riveting Godotesque play about the cycle of hopelessness, violence, & fear for poor black men in racist society.

Don't see it if If you have difficulty with the strong language, which is critical in depicting the reality of the subject.

95
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy absurdism and difficult looks on race/poverty/history/today. Stands on it's own, additionally enjoyable if familiar with ...Godot

Don't see it if You prefer fluffy musicals. This is a play that will make you think & feel tough feelings.

79
Edgy, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if If you like great acting

Don't see it if If you prefer light hearted drama

75
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You like new plays about problems of inequality in America.

Don't see it if You are offended by the word" nigger". Don't like theater in the round. Don't like plays about prejudice and mistreatment.

95
Must see, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate great acting and shows that deal with important contemporary issues in a sophisticated way. Absorbing, important, theater.

Don't see it if If you want light entertainment. This is a serious, emotionally intense show, not an evening of pure entertainment.

100
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You care about all people & issues that are going on today. The actors were phenomenal & the play was well written. I went so many emotion.

Don't see it if You are not open minded or if cursing bothers you. This should be a MUST SEE for EVERYONE!

75
Enlightening, Absorbing, Confusing

See it if You admire brilliant acting. You enjoy plays that get you to think and are interested in shows that portray unjust treatment of others.

Don't see it if You’re offended by vulgar language.

Also The show gives an unfair portrayal towards brave police officers who p... Read more Read less

100
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Excellent theater dealing with racism. The acting is terrific, and the play will give you lots to think about.

Don't see it if If you're offended by strong language.

80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want social commentary. Background to Black Lives Matter. Wide range of styles: realism, mystical imagery, Godot.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel uncomfortable about US society and its treatment of many of our citizens.

Also Make sure to take time to read the background material on the walls at... Read more Read less

97
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like an absorbing, thoughtful play. The play is well written, intimate serious piece that examines the world today and our past.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in seeing a heavy play dealing w/race, or too young for adult language & hearing liberal use of the N word.

75
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for a play of ideas.

Don't see it if You don't like up-close violence and misery.

Also An emotionally and intellectually challenging play featuring three tho... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great acting in a show taking off a difficult topic in an interesting way.

Don't see it if If you are disturbed with certain use of language and a story line that is not linear

87
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to be see truth in a new and compelling way.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable hearing difficult truth.

65
Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Well acted but too dark.

See it if you are interested in thefailed struggles of inner-city youth

Don't see it if you like light, hppy shows, musicals or comedies

95
Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if It challenges stereotypes of racism.

Don't see it if Its emotionally wrenching.

100
Must see, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Breathtaking and disturbing; brilliant play, and the actors sweep you into their reality. This is a must see.

Don't see it if Don't see this if you want to pretend that we don't have a lot to address in this country...

90
Resonant, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like stories told in the moment where the actors take you on their journey using your preexisting biases.

Don't see it if You don’t like feeling like a spectator.

80
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want thought provoking, in-your-face commentary about race. At first glance it might seem rough and elementary, but the plot evolves.

Don't see it if If the speaking openly about racial truths makes you uncomfortable. you will be very uncomfortable.

100
Illuminating, Extraordinary experience, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate brilliant writing. See it if you appreciate enthralling acting. See it if you are willing to walk a mile in another's shoes.

Don't see it if You are not open to self awareness.

Also Off Broadway bound hopefully.


February 12th, 2020
"'PASS OVER' at Luna Stage is an Intense and Important Story for Our Times"
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February 10th, 2020
"‘Pass Over’ spotlights historic oppression on a modern street corner"
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Cast & Creatives (3)