This morning we got a holiday treat when TimeOut Chicago rated Passing Strange the second best play in Chicago of 2011. Whitney played the revolutionary Desi, cast included Aaron Holland, Sharriesse Hamilton, Steven Perkins, Osiris Kephera, and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound.
It was an unforgettable experience all around, 100% supported by Bailiwick Chicago, fabulous direction, great audiences, and an all-star ensemble. We can only hope there are more productions like Passing Strange down the road. Passing Strange was also nominated for several awards by the Black Theatre Alliance. Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction Jimmy Morehead, book and music by Stew and Heidi. Passing Strange originally premiered on Broadway in 2008.