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THE GREAT LEAP

It's 1989 and Manfred Lum, renowned for his basketball hustle in Chinatown, tries to talk his way on to a college team destined for a "friendship" game in China. Coach Saul blocks him hard, but Manfred rebounds and launches himself on a journey to a homeland he's never known. Bouncing between Beijing and San Francisco, between 1989 and 1971, this clever and theatrical play looks at America’s arms-length relationship with Communist China and the post-Cultural Revolution through a story about two generations of basketball players. Smart, funny and heart-pumping, Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP will have you on your feet for the final buzzer.

Playwright

Lauren Yee

Director

Seth Rozin

Estimated Run Time

90 minutes

Categories

Drama
May 31 - Jun 23, 2019
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from $15

Box Office

215.568.8079

Venue

Proscenium Theatre at The Drake
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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