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Tickets $20-$60 

+ Pay-What-You-Can

 

Performances

Thursday, November 10 - 8pm

Friday, November 11 - 8pm

Saturday, November 12 - 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, November 13 - 2pm

Thursday, November 17 - 8pm

Friday, November 18 - 8pm

Saturday, November 19 - 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, November 20 - 2pm

 

Location

Te Ata Theater

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

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

November 10-20, 2022

By Lauren Yee

Directed by Jessica Holt

OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s, both countries try to tease out the politics of this newly popular sport. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Driven by rapid-fire dialogue, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

"[THE GREAT LEAP] examines culture clash; alludes to modern Chinese history; and ponders the costs of caution and courage, patience and impatience. Perhaps as important, the play is a delectable opportunity to spend time with Yee’s vivid, idiosyncratic, scarred and funny characters." 

-The Washington Post