The Great Leap
About The Great Leap
It's San Francisco 1989 and Manford Lum, renowned for his basketball hustle in Chinatown, tries to talk his way on to a college team destined for a "friendship" game in China. Coach Saul blocks him hard, but Manford rebounds and launches himself on a journey to a homeland he's never known. Bouncing between Beijing and San Francisco, between 1989 and 1971, this clever and relentless play looks at America's arms-length relationship with Communist China and the post-Cultural Revolution through a story about two generations of basketball players.