“Ms. Coppel’s dialogue is finely honed, her characters drawn with a keen sense of both their forceful drives and inner conflicts.” - The New York Times, Read More
“The play never stumbles, it keeps you gasping with excitement, entertainment value and polish, introduces a fine new writer who is going places, and makes a star out of Karen Pittman. I was overwhelmed.” - Observer, Read More
"bright and sharp-elbowed...a provocative snapshot of the meat-grinder world of professional sports." - Chicago Tribune, Read More
“King Liz is a welcome addition to the theatrical landscape. Coppel's writing — particularly the self-aggrandizing pitch Liz delivers to the young basketball protégé Freddie Luna — can be razor-sharp, with juicy zingers sprinkled throughout.” TheatreMania, Read More
“Coppel's quick-witted, whip-cracking dialogue...ensure(s) that things always unfold on exactly the time frame they should, without sacrificing tension, suspense, or theatricality along the way.” Talkin' Broadway, Read More
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- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: New York City. 2015
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
LIZ RICO - 40's, African-American, a powerful sports agent, scares men.
GABBY FUENTES - 30's, Latina, Liz's assistant, a disgruntled overachiever.
MR. CANDY - 60's, the CEO of a top sports agency, a self-starter, liberal when it's convenient.
FREDDIE LUNA - 19, Afro-Latino, a star basketball player, naive, deffensive, a diamond in the rough.
COACH JONES - 50's, African-American, head coach of the New York Knicks, terrified of getting fired.
BARBARA FLOWERS - 50's, a world-renowned journalist with a prime time investigative TV show.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
King Liz premiered at Second Stage Theatre Uptown in New York City in July 2015 under the direction of Lisa Peterson.