Never one to shy away from thought-provoking content, Stage Left Theater is set to present a staged reading of Antoinette Nwandu’s drama Pass Over, an examination of contemporary racial strife by way of Waiting for Godot. The play focuses on two young black men who spend much of their time hanging on a street corner and discussing their circumstances in life, all while a white police officer menaces them from afar. Since premiering in 2017, Pass Over has courted as much controversy — a review in the Chicago Sun-Times accused the play of racism toward white people — as acclaim: One of its performances was filmed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, and it’s currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Regardless of your feelings, it should inspire spirited discussion after it’s over.
Mon, Jan. 27 at 7 pm • $5 • All ages • Stage Left Theater • 108 W. Third • spokanestageleft.org • 838-9727
— Nathan Weinbender