The Great Leap


Thu Feb 01 2024 at 07:30 pm to Sun Feb 25 2024 at 04:30 pm


BLUEBARN Theatre | Omaha, NE

Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap explores the risks of speaking out and standing your ground
About this Event
The Great Leap

by Lauren Yee

Directed by Wai Yim

February 1st – February 25th

When a Chinese-American basketball player from the streets of San Francisco lands in Beijing in 1989, he is caught in a cultural and political battle on and off the court. As turmoil unfolds in Tiananmen Square, walls fall and secrets are revealed. Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap explores the risks of speaking out and standing your ground in this fast-paced dramatic comedy that will have you gripped until the final buzzer sounds.


Adam Bassing: Wen Chang

Patty Kuo: Connie

Jimmy Nguyen: Manford

Thomas Becker: Saul


Wai Yim: Director, Madelyn Hubbard: Resident Stage Manager, Steven Williams: Scenic and Lighting Designer, Denise Ervin: Costume Designer, Mindy Cotner: Sound Board Op, Craig Lee: Scenic Artist, Sally Grosenbach: Master Electrician

Performances & Tickets

February 1st - February 25th | Thurs-Sat @ 7:30pm

Sun., February 11th & 25th @ 2:00 pm and February 18th @ 6:00pm

**ASL Performance Friday, February 9th

General Admission ($39), Educator | Healthcare | Military ($35), BLUCREW ($25) purchase tickets here or by calling the box office Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm @ 402-345-1576

Engagement Events:

BLUEBARN Mammel Lobby
Art in the Blue Exhibit "A Moment in Time” Curated by: Jared Spence

The exhibit will be open to the public 45 mins before each show and during box office hours Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm in the BLUEBARN Lobby.

“The exhibition focuses on the dynamic nature of human movement and the lasting impact it creates. The artwork narrates the collective power of people in driving change, illustrating how their strides resonate across the fabric of time.”

All art proceeds go directly to participating artists.

The Great Leap is generously sponsored by: Mutual of Omaha, Sara Foxley, Corey Erkes & Laura Peet Erkes, Omaha Steaks, Big Muddy Workshop

With additional support from Nebraska Arts Council | Nebraska Cultural Endowment

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Masks are always welcome for those who feel more comfortable wearing them in the theatre.

No Refunds Available.

Age Disclaimer: 14 and Up

DIE HARD Artwork By Jimmy Nguyen

Jimmy Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American actor and artist originally from Omaha, NE. He has worked at various theatre institutions across the country including apprenticing as a scenic artist at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area, California, and is currently the graphic designer here at the BLUEBARN Theatre.

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Where is it happening?

BLUEBARN Theatre, 1106 South 10th Street, Omaha, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 0.00 to USD 60.00


Host or Publisher BLUEBARN Theatre

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