The Great Leap
By: Lauren Yee
Directed by: Rob Lutfy
Jan 22 - Feb 16, 2020
Low-Priced Previews Jan 22 - Jan 25, 2020
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Driven by rapid-fire dialogue, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.
“[This] imaginative vault over the decades . . . asserts a quiet, beautifully unexpected power” – Denver Post
Estimated Run Time: 2 hours including one 15-minute intermission
Advisories: Explicit and/or frequent use of profanity
A few things to know:
- Lauren Yee is one of the most produced playwrights in the country and is a 2019 Whiting award recipient.
- The title refers to the game of basketball and the Communist Party of China’s Great Leap Forward campaign in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
- You don’t have to understand basketball to appreciate the story.
Purchase tickets over the phone: Box Office 619-337-1525.