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The Great Leap

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston MA

Feb 24 2023
Mar 19 2023
The Great Leap

He went to China for basketball but quickly finds himself playing a very different game.

By Lauren Yee
Directed by Michael Hisamoto

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

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Additional time info:

Post show discussions on February 26 and March 12.


Lyric Stage Company

140 Clarendon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Large Print
    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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Dates and Times

Fri, Feb 24, 2023

8:00 pm at Lyric Stage Company

Sat, Feb 25, 2023

3:00 pm at Lyric Stage Company

Sat, Feb 25, 2023

8:00 pm at Lyric Stage Company

Sun, Feb 26, 2023

3:00 pm at Lyric Stage Company

Wed, Mar 1, 2023

2:00 pm at Lyric Stage Company