Overheard: What the Audience Really Thought About ‘Passing Strange’

Photographs by Joan Marcus

“I’ve seen the show three times. It’s cleaner, faster, and smoother now [than at the Public].”
Walton Muyumba, 35, writer and professor

“The story was hard to follow, unless you’ve been to Amsterdam.” Have you? “No. But I’ve been to Berlin—the German part was apropos.”
Judith Shoucair, 47, in financial services

“Okay, it was my favorite show. Ever. No shit.”
Julien Sharp, 40, writer

“ It was very moving, free, and fun—a really rewarding night at the theater. Everyone in it was really connected to it. It’s got a lot to say.”
Danny Devito, 63, actor and producer

“It’s kind of a change … and I don’t know how long it will last, given what people see.”
Johanna Barr, 20, Skidmore college student

“When the mother came out in that purple dress … I’d see that again.”
Dinée Harris, 32, customer-service rep

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