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King Liz

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Clever, Original

About the show

Second Stage's production about Sports agent Liz Rico, who has money and an elite client roster. But a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay on top. More…

She’s worked twice as hard to get where she is and wants to take over the agency that she's helped build. Enter Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past. If Liz can keep this talented yet volatile young star in line, she just might end up making not only his career, but her own as well. But at what price?

Member Reviews (4)


Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Clever, Original
Avg Score

Entertaining, Great acting, Uneven, Relevant, Engaging

See it if you're interested in a thoughtful exploration of what is asked/expected/demanded/required of a woman in power.

Don't see it if you're expecting a show all about basketball. (The NBA is really just a backdrop for a story about this person.)

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if An original story, about a topic not usually covered. Gripping. Terrific performances.

Don't see it if The intricacies of the sports world don't interest you.

Ambitious, Clever, Slow, Original, Intense

See it if you like sports

Don't see it if you don;t like sports

Original, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You're interested in fast talking new plays featuring strong women.

Don't see it if You want to see the Showtimes series it'll be based off of without influence

July 27th, 2015
"Ms. Coppel’s dialogue is finely honed, her characters drawn with a keen sense of both their forceful drives and inner conflicts. The sharp direction by Lisa Peterson keeps the pacing taut. Where 'King Liz' disappoints is in its sometimes ham-handed plotting."
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July 27th, 2015
"Playwright Coppel has latched onto a hot topic in 'King Liz' — the alarming under-representation of female agents in major-league sports...The scribe has also been gifted with a top-notch cast...But the dramaturgy is woefully shaky, with over-the-top characterizations and unforgivable lapses of ...
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July 27th, 2015
"The overstuffed and tonally jumbled play by Fernanda Coppel needs that assist as familiar themes dribble out: racial divides, second chances, women making it in man’s world, having it all, regretting the choice not to be a mom. The world of pro basketball provides a different sort of dramatic ar...
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August 5th, 2015
"High five to Fernanda Coppel’s 'King Liz,' the swift-moving and hard-dunking tale of a sports agent and her struggle to balance success and her soul. This production, slickly staged by Lisa Peterson and acted by an energetic ensemble, has an unmistakable MVP:the vibrant, charismatic Karen Pittman."
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