Encore Michigan

Detroit Public presenting ‘Passing Strange’ through 5/21

Review May 03, 2023 David Kiley

DETROIT, MI–Passing Strange is is a daring, hilarious, and moving musical that takes us on a journey across boundaries of place, identity, and theatrical convention with a a young bohemian who charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Written by the acclaimed singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew,  is loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, Stew’s storytelling brings us from Black middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin, and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.

Music and orchestrations by Heidi Rodewald and Stew. Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen. Directed by John Sloan III.