About This Show

San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the Cultural Revolution aftermath, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father’s life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic Theater Company debut with this tender but fast-paced play.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: May 23, 2018 Opening Night: June 4, 2018 Final Performance: June 24, 2018
Location: Atlantic Stage 2, New York City

330 W 16th St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | June 5, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee’s new play about basketball and cultural clashes.

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