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THE GREAT LEAP

By Lauren Yee

Directed by Jessica Holt

OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

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Tickets $20-$60 

+ Pay-What-You-Can

 

Performances

Thursday, November 10 - 7pm SOLD OUT!

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

When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship game” 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

CAST

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Jenelle Chu

Connie

Brian Kim McCormick
Wen Chang

William Langan
Saul

James Aaron Oh
Manford

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CREATIVE

Lauren Yee
Playwright

Jessica Holt
Director

Hui Cha Poos
Movement Director

Edward T. Morris
Scenic/Projection Design

Noël Huntzinger
Costume Design

Christina Watanabe
Lighting Design

Michael Costagliola
Sound Design

Morgan Simon
Prop Master

Yue Zheng
Cultural Consultant

James Lanius III
Projection Engineer

David Pilchman
Stage Manager

Jenny Brand
Production Manager