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Tickets may be purchased online by clicking the button above. To purchase by phone, please call Oklahoma Contemporary at: 

405.951.0000 (closed Tuesdays)

Tickets $30-$40

 $15 student tickets

 

Performances

January 22 @ 8pm

January 23 @ 5pm*

*ASL interpreted performance 

Location

Te Ata Theater

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

11 NW 11th St. | Oklahoma City, OK 73103

 

COVID Protocols

All patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the start of the performance. A physical vaccination card or a photo of a physical vaccination card will be accepted. Masks are required for all guests and must be worn during the performance.

Written and Performed by

Inua Ellams

Music Selection by

DJ Sid Mercutio

Presented by

OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

In association with Inua Ellams and Fuel

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.

Part of this story was documented in his autobiographical Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing solo at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England, all the while without a country to belong to or place to call home.

This presentation is part of a new initiative with The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival called UNDER THE RADAR: ON THE ROAD.

AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT will be performed as part of the 18th Annual Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater in New York City from January 18-20. Following these performances in the Under the Radar Festival, AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT will come to Oklahoma City on January 22-23 and then to Stanford Live on January 29-30.

“You exit the show incredibly happy that Ellams

exists among British society, and more than

ready to join in his fight.”

the new york times 

“He tells his story with passion and rich, warm humour”

THE GUARDIAN

“It’s both a great love letter to family and a moving testament of the migrant experience.”

The arts desk