Broadway Reopen With ‘Pass Over,’ An Absurdist Examination of Racism

Namir Smallwood and Jon Michael Hill in ‘Pass Over.’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)

As Broadway reopens, it seems fitting that the first new play, Pass Over, tackles issues of plague, isolation, and racism we all weathered in the pandemic. Certainly, it is fitting that this intense, intermission-less (mostly) two-hander by award-winning writer Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu plays in The August Wilson Theatre, named for the prolific playwright of color who requested no white directors head major productions of his work.

So, after offering proof of vaccination and photo ID, donning a face mask, and passing through a metal detector, audience members take their seats, exhibiting a blend of exuberance over finally being back in the theater and trepidation over the potential dangers of the Delta strain.

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