From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes “Passing Strange,” a daring
comedy-drama rock musical that takes you on a journey across boundaries of place,
identity and theatrical convention.
Stew brings us the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for “the real” through
sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion,
the show takes us from Black middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond
on a journey toward personal and artistic authenticity. It was nominated for seven
Tony Awards, winning one. Spike Lee made a permanent record of the Broadway production
by filming the last three performances at the Belasco Theatre.
Visiting faculty member Christopher Burris directs. With an extensive resume as a
professional actor in theater, film, television and voice-over, Burris has taught
and directed at Pace University, New York University and the University of California
Director’s note: recommended for mature audiences.