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“CAUGHT” at District 798

You walk into Think Tank Gallery, which is hosting District 798, a show of new work by multicultural artists inspired by the Xiong Collective, a group of Chinese dissident artists. Lin Bo, a representative of Xiong, is there to present a new piece. Recently profiled in The New Yorker after being imprisoned in China for a single, epic work of art, Mr. Bo begins his presentation by sharing the details of an ordeal that breaks your heart and stirs your sense of justice. But… you soon find yourself in a thrilling and hilarious maze of truth, art, identity politics, and cultural appropriation, where nothing is as it first appears. 

As part of District 798, a groundbreaking art show at Think Tank Gallery, Firefly produced a fully immersive LA premiere of Christopher Chen’s Obie-winning play CAUGHT, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.

• “CRITIC’S PICK…An immersive theater piece that’ll have you ‘Caught’ up…wildly inventive.” – LA Times

• “I’d put good money on ‘Caught’ being part of the canon for decades to come. Yet this particular production is the one I wish generations could experience.” – No Proscenium

• “…the terrific actors and creative production team are — once again under the guidance of the always inventive Firefly Theater & Films — bringing you one of the best shows of the year.” – Stage & Cinema

CAUGHT starred Louis Changchien, Jackie Chung, Jessica Kaye, and Steven Klein and also featured Eston J. Fung, Christine Lin, Stephanie Barnes, and Peter Wylie. The immersive company included Alexis Colianni, Carlo Figlio, Gray Gall, Stacia Marcum, Katie May Porter, Rebecca Rufer, and Alice Victoria Winslow. CAUGHT featured the award-winning design of  Environmental/Scenic Designer Stephen Gifford, Lighting Designer Derrick McDaniel, Projection Designer Jeffrey Teeter, Sound Designer Cricket Myers, and Costume Designer Halei Parker. The show was Assistant Directed by Garrett Baer, stage managed by Amanda Bierbauer, and the Assistant Sound Designer was Kelly Aburto. CAUGHT was produced in association with Vs. Theatre and producers included Steven KleinStephanie Barnes, and Natalia Duncan Macker for Firefly Theater & Films, Johnny Clark for Vs. Theatre, and Jacob Patterson for Think Tank Gallery.