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)


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

During previews
Intense, Must see, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want a show that symbolically speaks the truth of what it's like for young black men who are truly stuck. Run, don't walk to this show.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that deal with society's ugliness and shine a light on tough racial issues. This is art that reflects now. Right. now

During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you support the Black Lives Matter movement, comprehensive systemic police reform, or using theatre to battle racism.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with the truth.

During previews
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
Real, Honest, Gut-wrenching

See it if you want to be touched to the very depths of your being

Don't see it if you find it hard to confront the truths about man's inhumanity to man

Also The audience cannot help but feel what it is to be "one of them". Pain... Read more Read less

During previews
Edgy, Intense, Masterful, Must see, Great acting

See it if you want to see a modern version of waiting for Godot, masterful writing, never a dull moment act of gut wrenching critic on racist America

Don't see it if you don't like profanity, if you have a problem with the N word

Also This writer is going places, she does an amazing job flushing out each... Read more Read less

During previews
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
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Great acting

See it if Creative yet simple staging of a Black Lives Matter meets Waiting for Godot

Don't see it if If you don't want to see what is feels like to be African American in the USA today

During previews
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

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if It is so good of what going on in this country today.

Don't see it if Is this what the world is coming to.

During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if The language is crude and raw but it’s worth the money and time

Don't see it if If you can’t handle crude language

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great acting and a commentary on the racial bigotry in our country and with our police forces

Don't see it if Cannot tolerate the language used. and the violence

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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