THE GREAT LEAP
by Lauren Yee
Atlantic Theater, Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street. May 23, 2018 - June 17, 2018
San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father’s life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker’s Wife) makes her Atlantic debut with this tender and sharp-paced play.
THE GREAT LEAP is not yet published. Other plays by Lauren Yee include: