The Great Leap is acclaimed Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee’s comedic drama about a swaggering American basketball coach who brings his university team to Beijing for a 1989 exhibition game against a Chinese former protégé determined to prove himself.
Their competition is upended by an ambitious Chinese-American high school star and the tragedy of the Tiananmen Square protests. Yee’s story of political conflict, and the intricate, fractured links that immigration forges across cultures and generations, is moving and deeply relevant. The Great Leap is a co-production with Sarasota’s Asolo Repertory Theatre, part of an ongoing partnership with one of the leading theaters in the Southeast.
Age Appropriateness 16+