Passing Strange

Written by Stew
Directed by Arthur Gomez

Presented by Moonbox Productions
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
5/13/20 - 5/30/20


When a young African-American man flees his middle-class childhood in search of artistic freedom, he discovers a new, bohemian world. Passing from stage to stage, friend to friend, and lover to lover, he thinks he’s found everything he’s looking for – only to realize, too late, that it may have passed him by. Which stories are real? Who is he? And where does he belong? Told through a kaleidoscope of musical and narrative styles blending gospel, punk, jazz, blues, and rock, Passing Strange is one man’s compelling journey of self-discovery – by turns witty, wry, and raw. This critically-acclaimed, Tony-award-winning musical is a toe-tapping, gut-wrenching, whirlwind theatrical pilgrimage through sex, politics, love and loss, returning to Boston for the first time in nearly a decade with Moonbox Productions.

Approximate Run Time: Passing Strange plays in 2 hours with one intermission.