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Event Details

  • March 23, 2018 to
    April 22, 2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • Tickets start at $17
  • Discounted tickets for groups of 10+ may be purchased by calling 206.443.2224.
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Event Description

Seattle Repertory Theatre

by Lauren Yee
produced in association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company
directed by Eric Ting

March 23, 2018 – April 22, 2018
Leo K. Theatre

China, 1971. The Communist Cultural Revolution is in full swing. San Francisco, 1989. The city by the bay is on the brink of a cultural revolution of its own. The name of the game is basketball. Beijing University’s Coach Wen Chang is the quiet, efficient Tim Duncan-esque Party supporter, and Manford is a young, sparky kid from SF's Chinatown, vertically challenged, yet graced with undeniable baller skill. As the story leaps back and forth in time, Wen Chang and Manford play the game, facing unimaginable cultural barriers and as they circle ever closer to one another, an undeniable truth is revealed: That sometimes there's more to life than making the shot.

Performance times: Tuesday through Sunday
Select Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m., and evening performances at 7:30 p.m. (no matinees during previews)

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