The Great Leap tells the story of Manford Lum, a local star of the sidewalk basketball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown who strongarms his way onto an American college team travelling to Beijing for a “friendship” game. Set amidst the friction of post cultural revolution China, this Chicago premiere explores the cultural collide of identity and politics through the game of basketball. Witty and weighty, Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap keeps tensions high right up to the final buzzer.
September 5 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - October 20 (Sunday) 4:00 pm CDT
1700 N. Halsted St.
Steppenwolf(312) 335-16501650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614