Frequently Asked Questions: ‘Pass Over’ by Antoinette Nwandu

Theatre Exile’s 2020/21 season looks different this year, but our commitment to quality and provocative productions highlighting important themes and stories has not changed. Neither is our commitment to the audience experience. 

We hope that this page can help answer questions for our upcoming outdoor production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu.

Thanks for your support. Enjoy Pass Over

Pass Over is an outdoor production. What does this mean?

We have partnered with the Theatre in the X and Brothers Network to present a theatrical production of Pass Over at Hawthorne Park (12th & Catharine St). Each show will be performed for an audience of 75 people (maximum) throughout its 14-date run. To ensure the best possible experience, Theatre Exile will have a group of volunteers available to assist patrons and ensure proper social distancing.

Due to city ordinance, we are prohibited from selling tickets on-site, so all patrons must purchase their tickets in advance and bring a printed or digital copy of their ticket(s) with them to the show. Face masks must be worn upon arrival/ticket check-in.

What are recommendations for parking or traveling to Hawthorne Park (12th & Catharine St)?

Here is a list of parking available to guests attending Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X’s upcoming outdoor production of Pass Over at Hawthorne Park:


  • The 45 bus route (Broad – Oregon Ave) stops at 12th & Catharine St.
  • Hawthorne Park is an 8-minute walk from the Lombard – South St Subway Stop on the Broad Street Line.
  • Indego Bike Drop-off Locations at:
    • Broad & Christian St
    • Broad & Carpenter St
    • 11th & South Street
    • 11th & Washington Ave
    • Darien & Catharine St

How long is the show?

This production of Pass Over has an 80-minute run time. 

What will seating be like?

The show takes place in a green park. The majority of the seating will be on the grass. We will provide blankets and chairs so that we can ensure social distancing between our audience members and between our audience and the performers. We will be allowing guests to arrive and arrange their seating 45 minutes before the start of each show. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs.

Will there be additional accommodations for guests? 

Yes. To further enhance the show’s quality, audiences attending the 80-minute production will be given wireless headphones to use that will capture the expansive audio soundscape. The headphones have two dials to adjust the volume and reception channel. Guests will be informed of the correct channel to set their headphones before the show begins. Each pair of headphones must be returned and will be sanitized after each performance.

Can guests bring their own food or drinks? Will there be refreshments available at Hawthorne Park?

Theatre Exile will not be selling or distributing food or drinks at Hawthorne Park. Guests may bring food or drinks if they choose but drinking alcohol in open containers is prohibited. 

Can attendees bring their own seating?
Guests are invited to bring blankets or chairs for the lawn and set up their seating 45 minutes before the show starts.

Is the show ADA accessible? 

Hawthorne Park is ADA accessible. If you need further accommodations, please contact the box office (boxoffice@theatreexile.org) after you’ve purchased tickets. Additionally, an American Sign Language interpreter will translate Pass Over for the Friday, June 25 performance. 

Is Pass Over appropriate for all ages?

Pass Over contains frequent and extreme profanity, loud gunshots, and flashing lights, and is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Will there be refunds if a show is canceled due to weather?

Performance cancelations due to inclement weather or other circumstances are very rare. If a performance must be canceled, we will get in touch with you to make arrangements for an alternate performance date within the run. Audience members will be alerted about cancellations with at least three (3) hours’ notice.

Please note: Theatre Exile does not offer refunds after a performance has taken place. 

Will there be a show playbill to read?

Yes, there will be printed playbills handed out to attendees before each show.

Who can I contact if I need assistance before or during the performance?

For any questions or concerns before the show, please email boxoffice@theatreexile.org. During the performance, there will be volunteers available on-site to assist you with any needs or issues.