"The Great Leap" By Lauren Yee - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

Lyric Stage Company



By Lauren Yee

Directed by Michael Hisamoto

Additional Creative Team: 

Scenic Design - Baron E. Pugh**; Production Stage Manager - Nerys Powell*; Wardrobe - Joey Pisano; Head Electrician - Gabriel Goldman


February 24, 2023 through March 19, 2023

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times) 

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 

** Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE

° Stage Directors and Choreographers Society  

140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

BOX OFFICE # 617-585-5678


"Every game is a second chance."
He went to China for basketball but quickly finds himself playing a very different game.

It’s 1989 San Francisco and Manford Lum, a gifted, fast-talking teenager, dominates the high school basketball courts. 

Facing an uncertain future, he convinces Saul, a cynical and crusty coach, to let him travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game in China. 

Waiting there is a Chinese national coach with unfinished business, both with Saul and with Manford. 

On the eve of historic demonstrations, all three men are challenged to define their pasts and their futures.



Founded in 1974 and in residence at 140 Clarendon Street since 1991, the Lyric Stage Company is Boston’s oldest resident theatre company. Our mission is to produce and present live theatre in Greater Boston with an intimate approach that promotes inclusivity and connection. The Lyric Stage leads an effort to integrate live theater and theater education into the lives of all residents of greater Boston.

140 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA. 02116

BOX OFFICE: 617-585-5678

WEBSITE: www.lyricstage.com