“[This] imaginative vault over
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The Great Leap
by Lauren Yee
Directed by Lisa Peterson
March 6–31, 2019
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
415 Geary Street, San Francisco
Running Time: TBA
When a college basketball team from San Francisco is invited to China for an exhibition game in 1989, a smack-talking American coach prepares to take on his protégé [played by Tony Award winner BD Wong]—now grown and bent on crushing the Westerners. But after a public high school star from Chinatown joins the American team, his actions in Beijing become the accidental focus of attention, escalating the fractured history between the coaches.
Funny, urgent, and contemporary, this slam dunk of a sports drama from award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee explores identity, global politics, and the collision of cultures and generations. Soaring through time and leaping across continents from the hardball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown to a Beijing on the brink of revolution, The Great Leap builds tension right up to the buzzer.
The Geary and Strand theaters have accessible seating on all levels. Accessible seating may be purchased online or by calling our Box Office at 415.749.2228.
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The Geary Theater
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
Geary Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or curtain*
–Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or curtain*
The Strand Theater
1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Strand Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & 6 p.m.–curtain*
Sat/Sun CLOSED or 90 minutes before curtain*
The Strand box office is closed to
between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mon-Fri.
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