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The American Conservatory Theater presents The Great Leap
March 6, 2019
The American Conservatory Theater presents The Great Leap, a new work by award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee. Garnering rave reviews from its of-Broadway run, Leap is loosely based on a San Francisco college basketball team invited to China to play in a 1989 exhibition game. Award-winning actor and SF native BD Wong portrays Wen Cheng, a Beijing college coach who encounters his former mentor, Saul, a foul-mouthed American coach on the verge of losing his job. Their fractured history is escalated by Saul’s new protege, a Chinatown public high school basketball star. Directed by Lisa Peterson. March 6-31. ACT Geary Theater. Tickets from $15. act-sf.org.