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UNC School of the Arts: "Passing Strange" by Stew

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( Thu., Mar. 24, 2022 - Sat., Apr. 2, 2022 )

Catawba Theatre, Performance Place, 1533 S Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127


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 San Diego.

Director’s note: recommended for mature audiences.


In-person event. 


$20 - $25

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  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM