- 2021/22 Season > THE GREAT LEAP
THE GREAT LEAP
January 15 - February 13, 2022
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Zi Alikhan
San Francisco. 1989. Basketball standout Manford Lum is a fast-talking, dominating teenager on the street courts of Chinatown. But when he elbows his way onto a college team traveling to Beijing for a “friendship” game, the outcome isn’t what anyone expects. Lauren Yee uses her father’s basketball heroics and the student-led demonstrations that rocked the world as a springboard for this moving story that keeps the tension rising right up until the final buzzer.
A co-production with Portland Center Stage.