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Slice of Rice, Frijoles, and Greens
October 14, 2003

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Wang Center Theater
$5 for students; $10.00 for Stony Brook faculty and staff, and senior citizens; $15.00 general admission.
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Photo: Slice of RiceA humorous and poignant mix of stories about the Asian, Latino, and African American experiences using theater, music, and movement. Produced by Los Angeles-based Great Leap Inc., this theatrical multi-culti feast features four performers who open windows to their own worlds through personal tales. Though each slice may be different, rice, frijoles, and greens join to make a statement that entertains, enlightens and takes audiences beyond cultural borders.

Great Leap is a nationwide performing arts organization dedicated to using the arts to cross cultural borders. Rooted in the Asian American community, Great Leap has been a pioneering organization for 23 years, reaching nationwide audiences of 50,000 people each year. Among other initiatives, Great Leap has worked with Upward Bound for seven years to develop an intensive "Arts and Yoga for Youth" residency program for at-risk youth and youth in Los Angeles County juvenile detention camps. In 1998, Great Leap was named as a "Promising Practice" on the President’s Initiative on Race as part of the One America campaign.

The current cast includes L.A.-based performers Dan Kwong, Olga Loya, and musician Chic Street Man, who also co-authored and performed in the Cleveland Playhouse 2000 world premiere of Touch The Names: Letters and Stories to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.

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