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Wednesday, January 13 at 9 p.m. – Great Performances: Passing Strange

(Rochester, NY) This is the exuberant, frequently hilarious, and ultimately moving story of a young African-American man on a journey of escape, exploration, and self-discovery. Recorded for television by Spike Lee, Great Performances: Passing Strange airing Wednesday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11) is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man, who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mid-70s Los Angeles to travel to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity. Co-starring with Stew Rodewald is a talented ensemble cast featuring Daniel Breaker, de’Adre Aziza, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, and Rebecca Naomi Jones.

Photo Credit: David Lee

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