This Ujima Theatre Company will host a production of 'Passing Strange' at its new home!

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Passing Strange is the story of a young black man’s move from Los Angeles to Europe. It follows his growth as an artist.

"Part rock, funk, and blues performance – part theatrical production – there’s very little on stage that can rival Passing Strange. In this soulful autobiography, our narrator Stew recounts his youth growing up in middle class 1970s Los Angeles, and being rooted in the black church, before crossing the ocean to live in Berlin and Amsterdam where he discovers new perspectives on blackness, questions of responsibility, and figuring out how to become someone who was always just beyond his grasp. For Stew, and the audience, home must become a long distant memory before it can be unearthed and brought back into the light."

The grand opening of Passing Strange will be May 3 through 5. This will also be the grand opening of UJIMA's new home, in the former School 77 at 429 Plymouth Street. The theater is a part of PUSH Buffalo’s renovation of the school into offices , the Peace of the City after-school program and senior housing. The show will run through May 26, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or call (716) 281 0092.

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