The Great Leap The Great Leap

The Great Leap  | 

November 6 — December 1
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game, the coaches find themselves in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the countries, and a young player’s actions abroad become the accidental focus of attention. Building tension right up to the buzzer, this sharp-witted new drama directed by Tony Award winner BD Wong is about much more than making the shot, as two men with a past and one teen with a future struggle for their own personal victories.

“An exhilarating, deeply satisfying piece of work.”

-New York Magazine

by Lauren Yee

Directed by BD Wong

A co-production with East West Players

2 hours including one 15-minute intermission

Members: FREE

Tickets: $25+

When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game, the coaches find themselves in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the countries, and a young player’s actions abroad become the accidental focus of attention. Building tension right up to the buzzer, this sharp-witted new drama directed by Tony Award winner BD Wong is about much more than making the shot, as two men with a past and one teen with a future struggle for their own personal victories.

“An exhilarating, deeply satisfying piece of work.”

-New York Magazine
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About East West Players

About East West Players
Established in 1965, East West Players is the nation’s leading Asian American theatre company for our award-winning productions that blend Eastern and Western movements and culture. In over 50 years of history, East West Players has since premiered more than 228 plays and musicals, along with over 1,000 diverse readings and workshops for actors, writers, and directors. By building bridges between East and West, we have cultivated a loyal audience of over 70% people of color. Our company continues to build platforms for artists of color while advocating for multi-faceted representations of the Asian Pacific American experience in the performing arts.

Open Captioning

The Open Captioned performance of The Great Leap will be on Sunday, Nov 24 at 2:00 PM.

Support for Open Captioning is provided in part by TDF. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wine Wednesday

Preview week Wednesday, ticket holders are invited to come early and enjoy complimentary wine prior to the show at Pasadena Playhouse.

Date: Nov 6

Location: Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard

Starts at 7:00PM

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Advisory

Pasadena Playhouse does not offer advisories about the subject matter for this production, as sensitivities vary from patron to patron. If you have any inquiries regarding content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that may affect patron comfort, please contact Patron Services during Box Office hours at 626-356-PLAY.

Children under age 5 are not permitted in any performance at Pasadena Playhouse.