The Great Leap

Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

Written by: Lauren Yee

October 29 - November 20, 2022

Show Description:

1989. An American college basketball team travels from San Francisco to Beijing for a “friendship game” against a Chinese squad. Far from friendly, the matchup quickly becomes a high-stakes battle, as the American coach fights for his reputation and his Chinese counterpart fights for his life. Caught in the middle, a young Chinese American player must prove his mettle on the court while unravelling a long-kept secret. Cultures and generations clash in this kinetic, darkly comic sports drama.

Staff and Cast

Director: Esther Jun



7pm Tuesdays
7:30pm Wednesdays
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturdays (
10/29 at 7:30pm only)
2:30pm Sundays (
10/30 at 6:30pm)

Runtime: 2h (with 15m intermission)


$25 - $75

(216) 241-6000

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Health and Safety Guidelines

There are no health and safety guidelines listed.

Content Advisories

Heavy profanity and sexual innuendo, racist and xenophobic comments; recommended for ages 14+


Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115