Paapa Essiedu and Gershwyn Eustace Jr play Moses and Kitch, two young black men who are trying to find their place in the world. Creating a contemporary Exodus story within the framework of Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Antoinette Nwandu's new play is a fearless and politically charged examination of race, justice and selfhood.
Pass Over follows two men navigating a world caught between the legacy of slavery and a new wave of violence. Each day they wake with hope for the future and grand plans to escape and pass over to a promised land. But then a white stranger comes and the allegorical drama becomes increasingly absurdist and dark.
Drawing on the Black Lives Matter movement, the play is built from real-life stories of racially aggravated violence in contemporary American. It transfers to Kilburn's Kiln Theatre after sparking controversy when it opened in America. Critics enthused about a 'blazingly theatrical play' and 'a powerfully imaginative drama that will shake up audiences, instantly tagging the playwright as a significant new voice'.
|What||Pass Over, Kiln Theatre|
|Where||Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Kilburn High Road (overground)|
13 Feb 20 – 04 May 20, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£15 - £32.50|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|