Rousuck's Review: "The Great Leap" at Bethesda's Round House Theatre
It's time for another visit from Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom this week with her review of The Great Leap, playwright Lauren Yee's 2018 socio-political fable about personal ambition, set amidst a Sino-American "friendship" basketball match in 1989, on the eve of China's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square. The play is getting a regional premiere at Bethesda's Round House Theatre. Jennifer Chang directs the live-on-stage performances with a cast that includes Grant Chang, Eric Hissom, Lois Shih and Randy Nguyen Ta.
The Great Leap continues at Round House Theatre through Dec. 5. Streaming begins Nov. 26. Patrons must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry and wear masks while attending performances at the theatre, with limited exceptions. Click here for full details.