the great leap
by Lauren Yee
Now through October 20
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing amidst tensions in the late 80s, past relationships collide with present day revelations. Witty and weighty, this Chicago premiere explores cultural barriers, political risks and personal sacrifice. Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap is sure to be compelling to basketball fans, history buffs and everyone who has ever had a dream.
"Poetic and resonant" – Chicago Tribune
“The play’s relevance could not be more immediate” – Chicago Sun-Times
"A fast-paced, energy-charged, witty play performed by an exceptional cast" – Chicago Theatre and Arts