Overview

The Great Leap
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Jennifer Chang
NOV 10 – DEC 5, 2021 | Regional Premiere (Buy performance tickets here)
Streaming on demand beginning NOV 26

It’s 1989, the University of San Francisco basketball team is headed to China for a “friendship” game, and plucky high school star Manford pesters aging coach Saul enough to talk his way onto the team. Landing in Beijing just before the Tiananmen Square uprising, Manford, Saul, and their Chinese translator/coach Wen Chang are forced to explore their different approaches to basketball and life and to reconcile their own converging histories. Inspired by her father’s short-lived basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee applies her signature technique of colliding the personal with the historical, creating a “stunning” (LA Times), unforgettable fable and reminding us that the best stories—even if they aren’t real—can still be true.

The Great Leap is sponsored by Linda Ravdin & Don Shapero.

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