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PASS OVER Reviews

Alexander Lamar
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#1
Posted: 8/22/21 at 3:39pm
It's opening night of PASS OVER.

In PASS OVER, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandus "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 95 minutes, PASS OVER crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out.

Be sure to post the reviews right here!
IAMREADING
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PlayItAgain
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#3
Posted: 8/22/21 at 6:16pm

Yeah this is getting raves across the board it seems, as it deserves...now the question is will these reviews turn into sales...

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#4
Posted: 8/22/21 at 6:30pm

Since the Broadway League won't be reporting on grosses this season, we'll never seem to know.

Updated On: 8/22/21 at 06:30 PM
PlayItAgain
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#5
Posted: 8/22/21 at 6:31pm

We will have a pretty good idea by it either folding before it was ment to or if it finishes the run with a proclimation of recoupment, I very much am hoping for the latter 

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#6
Posted: 8/22/21 at 8:34pm
Can someone post the Times review or tell me how the ending was interpreted. Saw it on the first night back and while I enjoyed that it was left open to interpretation, I wondered if it had been made more explicit.
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#7
Posted: 8/22/21 at 9:11pm
Thank you!
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#8
Posted: 8/22/21 at 9:45pm
“Pass Over” retains its NYT Critic’s Pick status since Jesse Green first saw it three years ago.

What a great start to the 2021-22 Broadway season!
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BCfitasafiddle
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#9
Posted: 8/22/21 at 10:03pm

I missed review threads!

I amine shows opening and reopening these days can't have opening night parties. I hope they have some safe way to celebrate their achievements. 

LightsOut90
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#10
Posted: 8/22/21 at 11:04pm

BCfitasafiddle said: "I missed review threads!

I amine shows opening and reopening these days can't have opening night parties. I hope they have some safe way to celebrate their achievements.
"

i mean Pass Over had a block party after 1st preview, they will fund a way…

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#11
Posted: 8/22/21 at 11:13pm

They said the opening night celebration isn't happening until September 12 (when it was originally planned).

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#12
Posted: 8/23/21 at 10:48am

Has anyone taken note of Jesse Green's appropriation of the play's scripted vernacular in his review as inappropriate or not? Seems entirely unnecessary to me and would've expected this to spark a bit of controversy. Quoting the review here:

"When they try to make a list of everyone they know who has “been kilt” by the police, it takes a very long time to name them while also distinguishing their particulars. Among many others there are Ed with the dreadlocks (not light-skinned Ed), “dat tall dude got dat elbow rash,” Kev and “dat otha” Kev, Mike with “dat messed up knee.”

 

 

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#13
Posted: 8/23/21 at 10:52am

Is that not how it's written in the script? 

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#14
Posted: 8/23/21 at 11:01am

RippedMan said: "Is that not how it's written in the script?"

It definitely is, i think the implication here is that Green shouldn't have quoted it that way?

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#15
Posted: 8/23/21 at 11:44am

Is the issue with quoting from a show in a review? or the quote chosen? As to the former, that is pretty common practice, and as to the latter I would think that it the lines are in the script, there is no reason not to quote them. I am confused what's being asked exactly by the oblique question.  

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#16
Posted: 8/23/21 at 12:25pm

I suspect the original poster felt a bit uncomfortable with Green including quotes that are written in AAVE, but as Zion24 noted, he was quoting directly from Nwandu, so it would, in this case, have been problematic to change her writing. With regards to his quotations, I can see why it might have seemed uncomfortable, but I believe it's entirely appropriate. 

 

Regardless, I'm thrilled to see this beautiful play and loving production getting some well-deserved positive reviews. Here's hoping more people go see it.

Zion24
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#17
Posted: 8/23/21 at 2:06pm

Green's review was beautiful and made me sad that I was so underwhelmed with this play (though I only saw the Amazon filmed version). Still would love a spoiler-y explanation of how the ending changed over time...

JasonC3
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#18
Posted: 10/7/21 at 5:00pm
Closing on Sunday, Oct. 10 if Seat Geek and Playbill are to be believed. Was there an announcement somewhere? If so, I must have totally missed it.
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#19
Posted: 10/7/21 at 5:07pm

That's always been the closing date. It was announced when the show was announced.

Jesus saves. I spend.
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#20
Posted: 10/7/21 at 5:45pm
Ah. my bad. For some reason I thought it was closing in November.