Downtown Springfield Association


July, 29 2023 | 7:30 pm

157 Park Central Square Springfield, Missouri 65806

By Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu
Directed by Jon Herbert
Featuring Czyz Bledsoe, Mikil Hernandez and Jonathan Newman
Pass Over tells the story of two Black men, Moses and Kitch – friends hanging out on a city street corner, sharing dreams of an escape from their circumstances. When a stranger wanders onto their corner with his own agenda, he derails their plans of finding their promised land. Written by award-winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu, Pass Over is a provocative riff of Waiting for Godot and the biblical Exodus story – a timely take told by a bold American voice. Nwandu purposely crafted language that some deem “profane” into poetic and humorous conversation, exposing the enduring spirit of two young men seeking a way out of a never-ending cycle. This production contains adult language and content. Southwest Missouri premiere.

July 21-23, 27-30, August 3-6, 2023
Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
​The Historic Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square
A post-show discussion with members of the cast and creative team will be held following the Sunday, July 23 and Thursday, July 27 performances.