By Lauren Yee
Directed by Michael Hisamoto
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
2022/23 Season Sponsors:
G. Lee & Diana Humphrey
Production Sponsor: Ron Sudol
He went to China for basketball but quickly finds himself playing a very different game.
It’s 1989 San Francisco and Manford Lum, a gifted, fast-talking teenager, dominates the high school basketball courts. Facing an uncertain future, he convinces Saul, a cynical and crusty coach, to let him travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game in China. Waiting there is a Chinese national coach with unfinished business, both with Saul and with Manford. On the eve of historic demonstrations, all three men are challenged to define their pasts and their futures.