The New York premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, directed by Tina Landau, officially opened March 28 at the Public Theater. The cast features Tony winner Phylicia Rashad ( A Raisin in the Sun), Kyle Beltran ( In the Heights) and Francois Battiste (Bronx Bombers).
The new Off-Broadway drama is inspired by the Book of Job and explores family, acceptance and the power of faith. Performances began March 17 in the Public's Newman Theater.
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First Look at Phylicia Rashad in Head of Passes
McCraney is a MacArthur “Genius“ Award winner whose earlier works Antony and Cleopatra and The Brother/Sister Plays have also been seen at the Public.
Here's how press notes describe Head of Passes, which is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre: “At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah’s family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof but unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah must fight to survive the rising flood of life’s greatest challenges.“
Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or visiting PublicTheater.org. The theatre is located at 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan.