By Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

Directed by Kevin R. Free

In Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s “powerful and provocative” (Arifa Akbar, The Guardian) new play, 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 over its 85 minutes, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young Black men looking for a way out.

Patron Advisory: Pass Over contains frequent profanity and strong language, simulated violence, flashing lights and the sound of gunshots. If you have any additional questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects that might affect patron comfort, please contact the box office at 415-388-5208.

Due to non-COVID circumstances beyond our control, we are canceling the Pass Over performances Friday February 11 through Sunday February 13. If you have tickets for those performances, please contact the Box Office by email at boxoffice@marintheatre.org or by phone at (415) 388-5208 to exchange into another performance date or receive a credit or a refund.

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Saturday evenings; Saturday & Sunday matinees; and Opening Night $60 $55
Tuesdays (except opening night); Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings $55 $50
"Perspectives Matinee" $55 $50

Box Office Info

Hours: Tues-Fri 12noon-5pm; on performance days, 12noon-intermission (actual hours may vary)

Phone: 415.388.5208

Email: boxoffice@marintheatre.org

Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, tickets may not currently be purchased in person at the MTC Box Office. Please order online or call the Box Office at 415.388.5208. We appreciate your patience and your interest in MTC!

Discounts

Discounts are available through the Box Office (415.388.5208) or online with a valid promo code.

Best Deal Tickets (formerly called Rush): $25. A limited number of Best Deal tickets are available online for every mainstage performance for only $25 and will be available beginning one week prior to opening night of each production. Best Deal tickets are subject to availability and frequently sell out in advance.

Seniors (65 and older): $4 off each ticket, all performances

Under 35: $35, all performances

Students: $10, all performances (please note, Pass Over is not recommended for children under 13)

Educators: $12, all performances (limit 2); book by calling the Box Office at 415.388.5208; must present valid teacher ID or pay stub.

Military personnel, their families, and U.S. veterans: $6 off each ticket, all performances


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Cast

  • Edward Ewell

    Edward Ewell

    Moses

    Eddie Ewell* (Moses) hails from Detroit, MI. He began acting in the Bay and recently completed his MFA at A.C.T. He has been blessed to work on some wonderful projects, including: The Welkin with ARC/ Remote Theater, To Saints and Stars with Playwrights Foundation,The Last Days of Judas Iscariot with ARC/ Remote Theater, Ti Jean and His Brothers at A.C.T., Kill Move Paradise at Shotgun Players, Midsummer Night’s Dream at A.C.T., Wintertime at A.C.T., We Are Proud to Present... at San Jose Stage, TheatreFirst's VS., Jitney at African-American Shakespeare Company, and, his first play, Head of Passes at Berkeley Rep. You can see him next in TheatreWorks’s Gem of the Ocean. Eddie gives all glory and honor to God and sends a special shoutout to his family!!

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  • LeRoy S. Graham III

    LeRoy S. Graham III

    Kitch

    LeRoy S. Graham III* is a Brooklyn, NY native actor and is very excited to get back to being on stage. In 2020, Graham graduated from The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) where he received a MFA in Acting. However, graduating in the middle of a pandemic hasn’t been the easiest transition for Graham. With no set plans after leaving grad school, Graham decided to visit his family back in Brooklyn with the hopes of resetting. The practice of gratitude became extremely important to Graham during that time. This practice has manifested itself in many positive ways for Graham, one of them being this production of Pass Over. Since graduating, Graham has worked on a few short films and commercials. Past Credits include: A Christmas Carol (Golden Gate Theater); Of Mice and Men (ACT MFA); The Substitution (ACT); Luce (Meadowbrook Theater); The Birds (Cortland Rep); If A Tree Falls (film); The Rest Is History: Alfred L. Cralle (commercial). You can also hear Graham talk about himself in a segment of NPR titled California Graduate On Making It In Theater During A Pandemic. Graham is gleefully anticipating what the future holds.

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  • Brian Herndon

    Brian Herndon

    Mister/Ossifer

    Brian Herndon* (he/him/his) happily returns to MTC, having performed in As Thousands CheerThe Good GermanFailure: A Love Story, SwimmersShakespeare in Love and Oslo. He has appeared at theatres across the Bay Area, including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, City Lights Theater Company, Aurora Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, Central Works, Center Rep, and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Mr. Elton in Jane Austen’s Emma, Edward Gant in Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness and Estragon in Waiting for Godot. He studied physical theatre at the Dell’Arte School and holds an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. 

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Creative Team

  • Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

    Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

    Playwright

    Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu is a New York-based writer for stage, TV and film. Her play Pass Over re-opened on Broadway in August 2021 after making its New York debut at LCT3/Lincoln Center in 2018. A filmed version of the 2017 Steppenwolf production—directed by Spike Lee—premiered at the Sundance Film Festival & SXSW and is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Antoinette is a MacDowell Fellow, an Ars Nova Play Group alum, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and a Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Literary Fellow. She’s won a Lilly Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, the Whiting Award, the Samuel French Next Step Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize. Furthermore, her work has been supported by the Sundance Theater Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Fire This Time, The Movement Theater Company and several others. Antoinette holds an A.B. in English from Harvard, an MSc from The University of Edinburgh, and an MFA from NYU Tisch.

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  • Kevin R. Free

    Kevin R. Free

    Director

    Kevin R. Free (Director) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work as an actor, writer, director, and producer has been showcased and developed in many places, including The Moth Radio Hour; Project Y Theater; Flux Theater Ensemble; the Queerly Festival; The New York Neo-Futurists; and The Fire This Time Festival, where he served as Producing Artistic Director for 5 years, winning an Obie for his work in 2015. He is now the Resident Artistic Director of FRIGID New York (www.frigid.nyc) and was just named Artistic Director of Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ (www.milesquaretheatre.org). He is also the co-writer and co-producer of the award-winning web series Gemma & The Bear! and the upcoming Beckys Through History (MyCarl.org). As an actor, along with performing in over 100 professional productions (including the world premiere production of WINK at Marin Theatre Company), he became the first African-American to play the role of Bellomy in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway. An accomplished voice actor, as well, Kevin is the voice of Kevin from Desert Bluffs on the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale. He is most proud of his work as an audiobook narrator, having contributed to over 400 projects in the past 20 years, including The Known World by Edward P. Jones; Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage; The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris; A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson and all the books in the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. Twitter/Instagram: @kevinrfree www.kevinrfree.com 

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  • Tanika Baptiste

    Assistant Director, Assistant Stage Manager and Fight Captain

    TANIKA BAPTISTE* (she/her/they) is absolutely elated to work on her second production with Marin Theatre Company. Originally from San Diego, CA she has worked as a director, producer, actor, playwright and vocalist in both the San Francisco Bay Area and SD. Her most recent Bay Area directorial credits include At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, Pillow Talk, The Review or How to Eat Your Opposition (Theatre Rhino) and Rachel (SBMT) San Diego credits: Clybourne Park (Character Physics) The desTROYers (Old Globe Theatre-Powers New Voices Festival) and Fires in the Mirror which received the Broadway World Award 2021 Best Streaming Play (Trinity Theatre Company) She has performed and/or directed with La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego REP, Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Ground Floor, Marin Shakespeare Company, The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and Diversionary Theatre. This spring she will star as Sappho in The Real Sappho at Cutting Ball Theatre in San Francisco. Love to my family, friends & this incredibly gifted theatre company and team!

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  • Piper Dellums

    Drama Therapist & Compassion Consultant

    PIPER DELLUMS (she/her) is a filmmaker, director, writer, international public and inspirational speaker, host, advocate, author, survivor, and drama, arts and writing therapist specializing in issues of aging, child, domestic and sexual violence, abuse, addiction and trauma. She is the Creative Executive Director of film, video and special events for A Community for Peace and The Foundation for Peaceful Communities focusing on domestic violence, trauma and abuse. Winner of four 2021 writer/director film awards for her films, Legacy of Woman, About Love, and Pachamama. She is the Executive Producer of the 2020 John Legend and Taye Da Prince, “Love one another” video campaign; The 2019 ABFF (American Black Film Festival) Best Screenplay RECIPIENT for her feature film, STRIVE, starring Danny Glover; The 2019 Harlem Film Festival “Audience Choice: Award" for her producing of STRIVE. Winner best film for her films, Don’t talk about Jesus, The aren’t Party, Red Road and Dandelions. She is the 2019 recipient and keynote of the “Survivors Ball” Woman of the year award; and the 2018 INSPIRIQUE Circle of Light recipient with Oprah Winfrey for her dedication to victims and women's rights international advocacy work. Her mission’s work focuses on human dignities, human trafficking, rape, trauma and sexual abuses, substance, elder and environmental abuse, depression, and grief counseling. Piper Dellums is a powerful inspirational speaker with over 20 years of experience; speaking at social and political activist human rights forums all over the United States, Belarus, American Samoa, Europe, and South, East and West Africa.

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  • Edward E. Haynes Jr.

    Scenic Designer

    Ed is excited to be retuning to Marin Theatre Company where he previously Designed Skeleton Crew and How I Learned What I Learned. Regional Credits include: The Geffen Playhouse, The Mark Taper Forum, Ebony Repertory Theatre Co., South Coast Rep., The Kirk Douglas Theatre, East West Players, Pasadena Playhouse, The Hollywood Bowl, Antaeus Theatre, Berkeley Rep., The Intiman Theatre, City Theatre Pittsburgh, Gulfshores Playhouse, The Muny Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Trinity Rep., The Two River Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and many he can no longer remember. Television Credits include MTVs Spring Break 2012 & 2011, Hip Hop Harry for the Discovery Kids/TLC Channel, and Culture Clash for Fox TV. Ed is the proud father of twins, Denis and Wesly, and husband to Director Elizabeth Bell-Haynes. edhaynes.carbonmade.com

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  • Alice Ruiz

    Costume Designer

    ALICE RUIZ (she/her) Over the past few years, Alice has been a freelance Costume Designer, Assistant Costume Designer, Costume Mentor, and Theatrical Dresser throughout the SF Bay Area. This is her first time designing at Marin Theatre Company. However, this is her second show back post shutdown due to the pandemic and she is happy to be back to making art for live audiences! Listing past credits here seems silly given a whole pandemic has happened since then so instead she’ll list her upcoming shows which include The Real Sappho at Cutting Ball Theatre (San Francisco) and Dream Hou$e at Shotgun Players (Berkeley). She is grateful to everyone in a seat supporting the arts making their way back to the stage. You can view her other work at www.aliceruizdesign.com.

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  • Ashley Corso

    Assistant Costume Designer

    ASHLEY CORSO is a Bay Area-born costume designer and slow fiber artist. She is most inspired when creating stories through cloth. When designing, assisting, wardrobe supervising and running backstage for quick changes, she’s happy to be surrounded by artists and sharing stories with audiences. Most recently she’s been seen backstage as wardrobe crew of The Magic Lamp at Presidio Theatre and assistant designing Passing Strange at Shotgun Players. Ashleyreneec.com

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  • Grisel Torres/GG

    Lighting Designer

    GRISEL TORRES/GG (they/she) is a lighting and sound designer, dj, energy and body work practitioner based in Ohlone Chochenyo Territory. GG studied Light Design, Stage Management, and Props Design at SFSU’s School of Theatre and Dance and has been a staff lighting designer, carpenter, production manager and venue manager for various theatre companies in the SF Bay Area since 2013. Currently, she is mainly designing lights and props for live and filmed movement-based works. During the pandemic, GG has had the time to explore her own style of empathetic-intuitive-adaptive improvisational lighting scores. They have come to see the stage as an altar and light design as a guiding ritual towards catharsis. As an artist and healer, the intention is always to safely open the circle for sacred storytelling and to laugh and dance with the ancestral. This practice of art ritual healing is also found in gg’s sound and energy work explorations which you can find at grisel-torres.squarespace.com. Enjoy this amazing show!

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  • John Di Giorgio

    Assistant Lighting Designer

    John has worked in technical theater around the Bay Area for the past 12 years. After training through Diablo Valley College and Summer Repertory Theater, he found his love for the making of theater through many different jobs: carpentry, sound design, lighting design, master carpenter, master electrician, technical director, and designer. He currently works for Desired Effect as well as Poison Apple Productions.

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  • Christopher Sauceda

    Sound Designer

    CHRISTOPHER SAUCEDA (Any/All Pronouns) Christopher “Saucy” Sauceda is a sound designer, composer, producer and creative in all areas of sound. Chris resides with home company, Campo Santo. Chris has been designing since 2017. You can contact Chris with any creative or business inquiries at sauceda.m.chris@gmail.com

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  • James Ard

    Sound Consultant

    JAMES ARD (he/him—Sound Consultant) is a San Francisco based designer, noisemaker, and broadcast artist. Recent theatrical Sound Design credits include Exit Strategy, Actually, Dry Powder, The Royale (Aurora Theatre Company), This is Who I Am (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), 9 Parts of Desire (Portland Center Stage), Phantasmagoria, Utopia, Free For All, La Ronde (Cutting Ball Theater) and Time of Change (Joe Goode Performance Group). Ard is an occasional Podcast Coordinator for the SF Sketchfest, and Resident Artist with both Golden Thread Productions and Crowded Fire Theater.

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  • Christina Hogan

    Stage Manager

    CHRISTINA HOGAN* (she/her) is excited to return to Marin Theatre Company. Previously she has worked as the Stage Manager at MTC on Brilliant Mind, The Catastrophist, and Skeleton Crew. Other Stage Management credits include Gloria, Top Girls, Edward Albee’s Seascape, and Men on Boats at American Conservatory Theater; In Old Age, The Baltimore Waltz, runboyrun, And I and Silence, and Any Given Day at Magic Theatre; Ripped and Selkie at Z Space; It Can’t Happen Here at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; and A Raisin in the Sun at California Shakespeare Theater. Christina has a BA in theater arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

Reviews

  • "Pass Over is Black freedom on stage.
    Penetrating in insight, open-armed in sensitivity and game for risk
    ...written with the ear and the precision of a musical score for a chamber opera. Edward Ewell and LeRoy S. Graham III make the opening scene of Pass Over sing.

    — San Francisco Chronicle Read full review
  • "FEBRUARY THEATRE PICK: Brutal, poignant, funny."

    — San Francisco Examiner Read full review
  • "Pass Over captivates...Spiritual, emotional – even joyful. Vital...a major step for American theater."

    — TheaterDogs.net Read full review
  • "This West Coast, Post-Broadway premiere by Marin Theatre Company of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over is near-perfect in every respect and is currently at the top of my list of “must-see” productions in the Bay Area. Eddie Ewell and LeRoy S. Graham III are stunning in their portrayals of Moses and Kitch, respectively. Adam A. Roy provides the third stellar performance of the evening. The combined talents of Scenic Designer Edward E. Haynes, Jr., Lighting Designer Grisel Torres, Sound Designer Christopher Sauceda, and Costume Designer Alice Ruiz join forces with the Director, the cast, and the playwright to produce a final ten minutes of hope and promise – hope and promise that movements like Black Lives Matter have brought to our world and the world of blacks in this country since the initial play was penned and premiered in 2017. The finale is uplifting, a visual and aural delight."

    — Theatre Eddys Read full review

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