THE GREAT LEAP

January 19 - February 13, 2022

ART Members and FLEX PASS holders please contact the Artists Rep Box Office to set-up tickets for this production.

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.

 

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Press

‘The Great Leap’ examines U.S.-China relations, through hoops

Jason Vondersmith

We started the show laughing, ended in tears, and couldn’t stop talking about it after. If that’s not reason enough to buy tickets, I don’t know what is.

Meg Asby

The Great Leap is a surprisingly emotional story, weaving a history of high-stakes personal drama and international intrigue.

Andrew Jankowski

Cast

Tommy Bo
Manford
Kenneth Lee
Wen Chang
Sami Ma
Connie
Brian Burger
Understudy Saul
Wynee Hu
Understudy Connie
Mac Schonher
Understudy Manford & Wen Chang

Creative

Lauren Yee
Playwright
Zi Alikhan
Director
Sunny Min-Sook Hitt
Choreographer
Chika Shimizu
Scenic Designer
Nicole Wee
Costume Designer
Cha See
Lighting Designer
Fan Zhang
Sound Designer & Original Composition

Production Team

Barbie Wu
Associate Director
Amanda Vander Hyde
Assistant Stage Manager

Photos

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