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The Great Leap - Kitchen Theatre Company Script Club

Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:00pm

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THE JOURNEY TO 30 CONTINUES: with our ACT 2 Script Club Offering, THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee.

Inspired by Lauren Yee's father and his (short-lived) basketball career, THE GREAT LEAP follows an American basketball team traveling to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Driven by rapid-fire dialogue, this perceptive play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.

Our Script Club Series is like a book club for plays. THE GREAT LEAP is the second of five bold and engaging plays that we'll be diving into important conversations about. You'll read the play on your own, and then join KTC staff and special guest artists on Zoom for a one hour discussion of the play and its place in the world.

Just to be clear, there is no performance - online or in person - of these plays. Though if you want to act them out at home in your pandemic-safe pod , we full support that! Each session will be led by national theatre artists who have an intimate relationship to each play. Please allow a day or two for KTC Staff to be in touch with Zoom links and all other information.  Click Here for more information and to subscribe. 


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*Pay What You Want subscriptions do not include a ticket to Shape. Tickets to Shape can be purchased separately at a later date.

JOURNEY SUBSCRIBER: Get one seat for our amazing journey - total access to 20 evenings from Ithaca’s Best Cultural Asset plus ONE ticket to SHAPE with special artist events throughout the season. Normally subscribe with a spouse, partner or friend? Get multiple subscriptions!

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*A Streaming Only Subscription entitles you to 4 evenings of streaming, and excludes the 5 Script Clubs, 2 New Play Workshops, the Lip Sink fundraiser, and the outdoor production of SHAPE. Tickets can be purchased separately for Lip Sink and SHAPE at a later date.

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