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[theater] “King Liz” by El Teatro Campesino Kinan Valdez // San Jose

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 12 @ 5:00 pm

$38 – $60

Directed by El Teatro Campesino veteran Kinan Valdez, “King Liz” by Fernanda Coppel

March 21-April 21, 2024. 8pm shows.
City Lights Theater Company
529 S. Second St., San Jose.

See video:

 

Veteran sports agents know they have to fight to stay on top. If you’re a woman, it’s doubly hard.

With an elite client roster and a nearly unbeatable drive, Liz Rico is poised to take over the agency that she’s helped build. Then she takes on high school basketball superstar Freddie Luna. With his troubled past and a temper as hot as his talent, he could make his career and hers if she can keep things under control. But at what price?

Details and tickets: cltc.org/king-liz.

Top photo:
Driven sports agent Liz (Damaris Divito, center), with young basketball star Freddie (Davied Morales, left) and Liz’s ambitious assistant Gabby (Alycia Adame).

 

Why you should see King Liz

Because March Madness.
Because the behind-the-scenes drama of a female sports agent will pull you in.
Because the New York Times says playwright Fernanda Coppel’s “dialogue is finely honed, her characters drawn with a keen sense of both their forceful drives and inner conflicts.”
Because even if you’re not the biggest basketball fan, you’ll be rooting for these characters.

Synopsis

Veteran sports agents know they have to fight to stay on top. If you’re a woman, it’s doubly hard. With an elite client roster and a nearly unbeatable drive, Liz Rico is poised to take over the agency that she’s helped build. Then she takes on high school basketball superstar Freddie Luna. With his troubled past and a temper as hot as his talent, he could make his career and hers if she can keep things under control. But at what price?

Cast

Liz Rico: Damaris Divito
Gabby Fuentes: Alycia Adame
Mr. Candy: Ray Renati
Freddie Luna: Davied Morales
Coach Jones: Fred Pitts
Barbara Flowers: Caitlin Papp

King Liz previews March 21 and 22, 2024, and runs through April 21. (No show on March 24 or 31.)

Showtimes are Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., and tickets are $28-$67 now with no fees!

Performances last about two hours, plus one 15-minute intermission. We would rate this production R for language and mature themes.

Details

Start:
April 20 @ 7:30 pm
End:
May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$38 – $60
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Website:
https://cltc.org/event/king-liz/

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