Friday, May 19


New Strands Festival Happy Hour

Featuring drink specials and live music

Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
The Lobby at The Strand Theater

Drop by, grab a drink, and mingle with artists and fellow festival-goers before the evening readings begin.


A.C.T. New Strands / Ma-Yi Residency

The Great Leap

by Lauren Yee
Directed by Lisa Peterson

Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
The Rueff at The Strand Theater

When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s, both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport. This play is inspired by events in the playwright’s father’s life.


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