You are viewing a past performance of Head of Passes

Unfortunately, we don't have any information about upcoming performances of this show. Maybe we can interest you with something similar from the options below...

You might also like

Until Sep 30, 2018

Schoolgirls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

Bioh...knows how to craft bouncy, juicy dialogue that performers can have fun with.

Until Oct 21, 2018

The Cake

What does it say about us when that quintessential symbol of union and hope - the wedding cake - becomes a flashpoint in the culture war?

Until Oct 18, 2018

A Picture of Dorian Gray

Michetti has brought Dorian to breathtaking life over 100 years later and Wilde himself would surely be thrilled


Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Head of Passes Poster

Head of Passes

Closed October 22, 2017

"A remarkable, pull-out-all-the-stops performance by Phylicia Rashad."

The New York Times

Why See Head of Passes?

A Storm is Coming

The Center Theater Group present Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, with Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun, Creed) reprising her Off-Broadway performance in the lead role of Shelah. An enthralling mix of religious allegory, poetry and family drama, this play is a deeply lyrical examination of religious faith and the bonds of domesticity.

Set in Louisianna in the not too distant future, the story centers on a birthday celebration that is overshadowed by Shelah's predictions of an impending biblical disaster. Following its development at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Head of Passes premiered Off-Broadway in 2016, and was met with a shower of plaudits from the critics, including The New York Times' Ben Brantley, who described Rashad as "remarkable." This Los Angeles production is directed by Tina Landau.

show content hide content

Additional Information


Opening night: 13 September 2017


Recommended for ages 13+ due to mature themes

And before you stop reading

The above image is taken from the 2016 Off-Broadway production

Cast and Creative


Phylicia Rashad as Shelah


Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tina Landau

What you thought

Seen Head of Passes? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow Los Angeles Theater visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home







Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Head of Passes at Mark Taper Forum.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Mark Taper Forum and/or Head of Passes as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Mark Taper Forum and/or Head of Passes and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Mark Taper Forum and/or Head of Passes and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.