THE GREAT LEAP
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Jessica Holt
OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary
Thursday, November 10 - 7pm SOLD OUT!
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