“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
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Scene Study and Classroom Reading: Plays for Colleges and Universities
by Becca Schlossberg
August 23, 2019
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- 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.