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Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn: A Discussion

  • Good Karma Cafe 265 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

The Wilma Theater’s Passing Strange follows a rebellious young black man as he journeys from gospel-soaked South Central L.A. through psychedelic Amsterdam to militant Berlin and back, in search of something “real.” Through explorations of identity that cross the globe, both Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn shine a light on the complexity of coming-of- age. In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through lively conversation about home, the power of music, and self- discovery. Passing Strange, with lyrics by Stew, was created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen and is directed by Tea Alagić. The discussion is free; tickets to the stage play Passing Strange, which runs January 10 to February 18, can be purchased at

COST: Free