Already closed | 1h 25m | Upper W Side

Pass Over (Lincoln Center)

From 86 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

Lincoln Center presents this provocative mashup of 'Waiting for Godot' and the Exodus saga, which exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find. More…

In 'Pass Over' Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner - talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. The film version of 'Pass Over,' directed by Spike Lee, will premiere at this winter’s Sundance Film Festival. 

1h 25m | Already closed | Claire Tow Theater (Upper W Side)

Member Reviews (86)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

50
The "second coming" of waiting for godot....wanna be

See it if you think that an updated version of Waiting For Godot with two African American characters sounds like a fun evening in the theater.

Don't see it if you are unaware of the weary history of black folks in this country and unfamiliar with the details of Beckett's play. Today ain't the day!

Also I am a huge fan of the TV credits of actor Jon Michael Hill and previo... Read more Read less

60
Great acting, Overrated, Self-indulgent, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if you are interested in seeing good actors working in a poorly-written play.

Don't see it if you are looking for more than a protracted sketch.

Also I found this play quite difficult to sit through, given the fact that ... Read more Read less

50
Cliched, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to spend 85 minutes in despair.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Waiting for Godot.

56
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense

See it if Passover exposes the human spirit.

Don't see it if The show has profanity.

During previews
68
Ambitious, Intense, Raunchy, Resonant

See it if If you like shows that deal with blacks trapped in there environment.

Don't see it if If you cannot stand cursing and more cursing. If you have an aversion to the bleak side of life.

During previews
69
Edgy, Puzzling, I wasn't clear on what the playwright was trying to say, Lots and lots of profanity, Very well acted

See it if You're an adventurous theatergoer and like to be challenged with plays that require interpretation.

Don't see it if You are offended by hearing the f-word and the n-word over and over and over.

Also Some SPOILERS below!... Read more Read less

During previews
57
Heartfelt, gritty at times, timely, predictable

See it if you want to see a presentation of the hopeless, trapped, violent, cop-controlled, expendable lives of young African-American men.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a drama (as opposed to a presentation) about those young African-American men.

Also That sensible people agree with a play’s point of view doesn’t make th... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Ambitious, Dark, Relevant

See it if you enjoy shows exploring class and race.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by harsh language.

Also I see what they are going for but it just didn't work for me. The 3-pe... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Dizzying

See it if You are prepared to dig really deep or up for the challenge of finding some cohesion to this piece. Grim plays are your thing.

Don't see it if The EXTREME overuse of the “N” word offends or disturbs you. You prefer a play that comes together neatly, logically or with a shred of hope

Also The actors gave it their all but the confusing and fragmented plot lef... Read more Read less


June 18th, 2018
"Despite its grim relevance, 'Pass Over' creates a vivid world of injustice while riffing on earlier ones...This is daring dramaturgy, requiring the utmost in tonal control to keep it from tipping into righteous bathos. Danya Taymor’s thrillingly tense LCT3 production mostly succeeds. Technically...
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June 19th, 2018
"An intimate political play that grapples with epic themes and is likely to leave you shaken...Taymor keeps the pace popping, so the moments when everything stops hit hard...She elicits heart-rending performances from Hill and Smallwood...and Ebert is careful that his symbolic characters don’t sl...
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June 18th, 2018
"The work proves a powerfully imaginative drama that will shake up audiences, instantly tagging the playwright as a significant new voice...'Pass Over' is more effective thematically than as drama. The dialogue at times feels aimless and repetitive...The narrative lurches confusingly, and some of...
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June 18th, 2018
“A provocative, inflammatory, exquisitely written work — a new masterpiece of modern drama...Provokes the uncomfortable, challenging conversations we need to have as our country grapples with racial bigotry that persists not just in law enforcement but in the very fabric of American culture...Imp...
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