The Great Leap

Playwright Lauren Yee

Dates Sep 14 - Oct 2, 2022

Digital on Demand Dates: Not available for this productoin.

Run Time approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.

PRICE In-Theater $20-$70

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About the Play

Manford is 5’5”, Chinese American, and desperate to make it onto the USF
basketball team. If he can run the court as well as he runs his mouth, he
might have a shot. Against his better judgment, Saul Slezac, the man who
brought basketball to China, brings Manford to Beijing for a friendship
game in the summer of 1989.

The Great Leap is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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  • Wed, Sep 14 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Sep 24 8:00 pm
  • Thu, Sep 29 2:00 pm
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  • Artistic Talkback Sun, Sep 18 •Post Show
  • Curtain Call Sun, Sep 25 • Post Show
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About the Playwright

Lauren Yee

Lauren Yee (Playwright) was the second most produced playwright in America for the 2019/20 theatrical season (as per American Theatre Magazine). Her plays include CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, City Theatre, Merrimack Rep) and  THE GREAT LEAP (Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Arts Club, InterAct Theatre, Steppenwolf). Honors: Doris Duke Artists Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Whiting Award, Steinberg/ATCA Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award, Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, Hodder Fellowship, #1 and #2 plays on 2017 Kilroys List. New Dramatists, Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab, Playwrights Realm alum. TV: Pachinko (Apple), Soundtrack (Netflix). BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.

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