The Great Leap

American Conservatory Theater

By Lauren Yee; directed by Lisa Peterson. When a college basketball team from San Francisco is invited to China for an exhibition game in 1989, a smack-talking American coach prepares to take on his protégé--now grown and bent on crushing the Westerners. But after a public high school star from Chinatown joins the American team, his actions in Beijing become the accidental focus of attention, escalating the fractured history between the coaches.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about The Great Leap :

Obie award-winning playwright Lauren Yee, a San Francisco native, developed this sports drama in an A.C.T. new plays program. In it, a San Francisco college basketball team attends an exhibition game in China during the Tiananmen Square protests; the result is a “collision of cultures and generations.” Lisa Peterson directs; cast includes San Francisco local and Broadway star BD Wong in the role he created, the Chinese team’s coach.

Event Info
Mar 13 → Mar 31
Tue-Sun; check for times
A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
415 Geary, San Francisco
Info: 749-2228
Venue: 749-2228
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