Head of Passes

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: March 17, 2016
Opening date: March 28, 2016
Closing date: May 1, 2016
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah’s family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah (Phylicia Rashad) must fight to survive the rising flood of life’s greatest challenges.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director
Patrick Willingham Executive Director
Tarell Alvin McCraney Playwright
Tina Landau Director
G.W. Mercier Set Designer
Toni-Leslie James Costume Designer
Jeff Croiter Lighting Designer
Michael Bodeen Sound Designer
Rob Milburn Sound Designer
Robert-Charles Vallance Hair Designer
Robert-Charles Vallance Wig Designer

Actor Role
Alana Arenas Cookie
Francois Battiste Aubrey
Kyle Beltran Crier
J. Bernard Calloway Spencer
Phylicia Rashad Shelah
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Phylicia Rashad Actor
2 WON 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Alana Arenas Actor
3 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design G.W. Mercier Set Designer
4 WON 2016 AUDELCO Award, Set Design G.W. Mercier Set Designer
5 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Toni-Leslie James Costume Designer
6 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Supporting Actor Francois Battiste Actor
7 WON 2016 AUDELCO Award, Supporting Actress Alana Arenas Actor
8 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actress Phylicia Rashad Actor
9 NOMINATED 2016 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design of a Play G.W. Mercier Set Designer
10 NOMINATED 2016 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Phylicia Rashad Actor
11 NOMINATED 2016 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design G.W. Mercier Set Designer