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Jul 172017
Head Of Passes At Mark Taper Forum

Phylicia Rashad and Francois Battiste in The Public Theater production of “Head of Passes.” Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau, “Head of Passes” plays September 13 through October 22, 2017, as part of Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary season at the Mark Taper Forum. For tickets and information, please visit or call (213) 628-2772. Photo by Joan Marcus. ©2016 Joan Marcus


“Head of Passes”

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tina Landau


Family and friends are gathering to celebrate Shelah’s (Phylicia Rashad) birthday under the leaky roof of her home at the mouth of the Mississippi River. But an unwanted birthday party and unrelenting rains are only the first challenges in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job in which 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 in this poetic and piercing new play.

Previews begin September 13.
Opens September 24. Through October 22, 2017.
Previews (September 13 – September 23):
Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
No Monday performances.
Exceptions: Added 1 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 17; added 2:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, September 23
Opens Sunday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Regular Performances (September 26 – October 22):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances.



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