The Great Leap

The Great Leap by Lauren Yee centers around a friendship game between Beijing University’s and the University of San Francisco’s men’s basketball teams. The play is also inspired by Yee’s father’s own experiences of traveling to China to participate in these games. It is important to recognize not only the cultural and historical significance of The Great Leap as

The Great Leap by Lauren Yee follows Manford Lum, who makes a place for himself as part of the University of San Francisco basketball team traveling to Beijing for a “friendship” game. The Great Leap is inspired by Lauren Yee’s father’s experiences traveling to China to take part in these friendship games.  Set in 1989 against the rising demonstrations