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Contains adult language and mature themes.  Recommended for ages 16 and up.

The Great Leap

written by Lauren Yee

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. Both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport.

Cultures clash as the Chinese coach tries to pick up moves from the Americans and Chinese-American player Manford, spies on his opponents.

Caught in the middle, Manford must prove his mettle on the court while unraveling a long-kept secret. Cultures and generations clash in this kinetic, darkly comic sports drama.

Inspired by events in her own father’s life, playwright Lauren Yee applies a devilishly keen satiric eye to…her generation (and its parents).

 

"Full-court banter and intensity mark a gripping 'Great Leap!'" - The Washington Post

"'The Great Leap' scores with a mix of hoops and heartbreak." - Los Angeles Times

 

 

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Becoming Dr. Ruth

by Mark St. Germain

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it.

From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story.

BECOMING DR. RUTH is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” America’s most famous sex therapist.

 

"Fascinating, heartbreaking, and hilarious!" - Broadway World

“[Dr. Ruth’s] story is certainly a stirring one…[and this is] an illuminating portrait.”  - NY Times

“It’s a simple premise…but it works for Westheimer’s story, which is fascinating (and heartbreaking) all on its own. [St. Germain] convincingly and humorously conveys Westheimer’s surprising dignity, courage, and resilience.”  - The New Yorker

“Anyone who is interested in Dr. Westheimer…or in true-life adventure tales of Holocaust survivors…should find BECOMING DR. RUTH an enjoyable way to spend ninety minutes.”  - Huffington Post

“Mark St. Germain’s heartfelt bioplay dutifully chronicles Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s inspirational life story…”  - Time Out NY

 

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