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The Great Leap by Lauren Yee

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Capital Stage Presents:
The Great Leap by Lauren Yee
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

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 the playwright’s father’s life and (short-lived) basketball career.