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Redtwist Announces the World Premiere of “The Great Khan,” January 19 – February 26
February 4 @ 7:30 pm - March 14 @ 9:00 pm$15 – $40
Redtwist Theatre announces the world premiere ofThe Great Khan, written by Michael Gene Sullivan and directed by Jamal Howard, January 19 – February 26, 2023, at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. The current running time, including the intermission, is 100 minutes. Previews are Thursday, Jan. 19 – Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for previews and $40 for all other performances. Student and senior discounts are available. All tickets are now on sale at RedtwistTheatre.org or by calling 773.728.7529.
A revolutionary, multicultural play about the effects of systemic racism on two Black American teens, The Great Khan is a National New Play Network rolling world premiere. Jayden is a high schooler struggling with what he wants to be, a nerd who loves video games and fantasy, or a strong man who doesn’t need to fear anyone. Ant is a young woman rediscovering herself after tragedy and trying to define herself against society’s expectations. Gao Ming is a precocious YouTuber, committed to helping people fully express their authentic selves. When Jayden looks for answers from his most recent homework assignment, the friends’ lives are upended by the arrival of Genghis Khan, the Great Khan himself.
The Great Khan cast includes:
Top row: Simon Gebremedhin (Jayden); Monique Marshaun (Ant); LaTorious Givens (Crystal); Josie Mi (Gao-Ming)
Bottom row: Bryan Breau (Mr. Adams) and Steffen Diem Garcia (Temujin) and director Jamal Howard and playwright Michael Gene Sullivan.