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Presented in partnership with:
Under the Radar; Mark Russell, Festival Director
ArKtype, Festival Producer, &
New York's Lincoln Center

Produced in association with Oklahoma Contemporary
A Co-Production with Soho Theatre and Nouveau Riche


Tickets Available Now!



*Ticket to this performance includes access to Opening Night party!



Te Ata Theater

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

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

JANUARY 25-27, 2024

OKC Rep’s annual collaboration with the Under The Radar Festival brings a show directly from the NYC festival to Oklahoma City. 

OKC Rep is thrilled to bring one of the hottest shows from the UK: Queens of Sheba. Called “a theatrical firework” by The Independent, Queens of Sheba follows the true story of four black women who were turned away from a nightclub for being “too black." Through the music of Tina Turner and Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin, the Queens find sweet relief in the riot of laughter and the shedding of tears. Playful, rigorous, packed with righteous fury and genuine soul, Queens of Sheba is a unique meditation on Black Women’s identity, suffering and joy.  



⭐⭐⭐⭐Broadway Baby

⭐⭐⭐⭐The List

⭐⭐⭐⭐The Guardian

⭐⭐⭐⭐Ed Fest Mag

⭐⭐⭐⭐The Independent

"Joy and entertainment"  - The Guardian

Mark Russell, Director of Under the Radar, interviewed by BAM in The Oklahoman: "It gives people a wider experience of America. ... I think what Kelly's doing is at the frontlines of culture. ... Getting this intimate, very specialized work out to people to really receive it, it's great. It's been part of my mission all along. ... I think it's great to point to Oklahoma City as a success — that this work does land out there and not just in this little bubble we call New York City. Great art connects." 

About Under the Radar

UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL is a world-renowned international theater festival shining a spotlight on new theater work from around the world.


Written by Jessica Hagan and adapted for stage by Ryan Calais Cameron

Directed by Jessica Kaliisa

A Co-Production with Soho Theatre and Nouveau Riche

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