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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 9 2017

During the world premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over at Steppenwolf Theatre, I watched myself squirm. Paying homage to Waiting for Godot by rewriting it, Nwandu replaces Godot's Didi and Gogo with a couple of homeless young black men called Moses and Kitch. Where the originals massage their aching feet under a tree in the middle of nowhere, these two hang out beneath a streetlamp on a ghetto corner in an unnamed city, Moses using a deflated basketball as a pillow. They're every bit as bewildered, beleaguered, and bleakly funny as their progenitors, though. Every bit as hungry when they share an old crust of pizza. Every bit as hopeful when they talk about finally getting off the corner and passing over into some kind of good life. Continue reading >>

Price: $30-$72

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