The Great Leap (Regional, Portland Stage Company, 2022) | Playbill

The Great Leap



Born in the United States but inextricably tied to far off and forbidden China, Manford Lum finds his home on the basketball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown. As fast-talking as he is athletically skilled, Lum wisecracks and dazzles his way onto a college team headed for a “friendly” exhibition game in Beijing. As the story bounces between 1989 and 1971, past relationships collide with present day revelations right up to the final buzzer. Smart, feisty, and hilarious, The Great Leap is about family, history, and learning that every game is a second chance.

Directed by Natsu Onoda Power

Featuring Ray Yamamoto, Eileen Doan, Norman Garcy Yap, Jim Shankman

Tickets from $20 - $70

  • Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs with one intermission
  • playwright: Lauren Yee

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