Why See Head of Passes?
A Storm is Coming
The Center Theater Group present Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, with Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun, Creed) reprising her Off-Broadway performance in the lead role of Shelah. An enthralling mix of religious allegory, poetry and family drama, this play is a deeply lyrical examination of religious faith and the bonds of domesticity.
Set in Louisianna in the not too distant future, the story centers on a birthday celebration that is overshadowed by Shelah's predictions of an impending biblical disaster. Following its development at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Head of Passes premiered Off-Broadway in 2016, and was met with a shower of plaudits from the critics, including The New York Times' Ben Brantley, who described Rashad as "remarkable." This Los Angeles production is directed by Tina Landau.
Opening night: 13 September 2017
Recommended for ages 13+ due to mature themes
And before you stop reading
The above image is taken from the 2016 Off-Broadway production
Cast and Creative
Phylicia Rashad as Shelah
Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tina Landau
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