Pass Over
October 22 – November 10, 2019

“ingenious, poetic and unsettling. An intimate political play that will leave you shaken”

— Time Out New York


Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner – just passing time and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young men who are stuck in a cycle and looking for a way out.

image of Kaleb Alexander by Cesar Ghisilieri

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an Obsidian Theatre production


directed by PHILIP AKIN
lighting design CHRIS MALKOWSKI
costume design VANESSA FISCHER
set design JULIA KIM
head of props DAVID HOEKSTRA
stage manager EMILIE AUBIN
production manager CRYSTAL LEE
assistant director JAY NORTHCOTT
assistant stage manager HEATHER THOMPSON
head of wardrobe MADELINE IUS
fight director RICHARD LEE
fire arms consultant APRIL NICOLLE

Pass Over is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

Pass Over runs 85 minutes long with no intermission.

October 22 – November 10, 2019

Tuesday, October 22 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Wednesday, October 23 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Thursday, October 24 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Friday, October 25 // 8:00 PM (opening night)
Saturday, October 26 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, October 29 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30
Thursday, October 31 // 8:00 PM
Friday, November 1 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 2 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, November 5 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 6 // 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 7 // 8:00 PM
Friday, November 8 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 9 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 10 // 2:30 PM


Previews $20
Tu / W / Sa (matinee) $35
Th / F / Sa (evening) $40
Su $35


Previews $15
All other performances $25


Oct 27 (matinee), Nov 2 (matinee)

Oct 31, Nov 3 (matinee)

For selected performances, a block of Pay-What-You-Can Rush Tickets will go on sale at noon for that day’s performance, and you pick the price. If cost is a barrier, this is your chance to get an affordable ticket. If you are able to pay more, this is your chance to increase your support for the work on stage and ensure it stays affordable for those who need it. Pay What You Can tickets are available until 7:00pm for evening performances and 2:30pm for matinee performances, or until they sell out – whichever comes first.

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Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company. Our threefold mission is to produce plays, to develop playwrights and to train emerging theatre professionals. Obsidian is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development, and production of the Black voice. Obsidian produces plays from a worldwide canon focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights.

Audiences will remember Obsidian from last season’s production of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.


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