King Liz

[image: Neon light blue and lavender lights delineating a basketball court]
King Liz
Runs Mar 21Apr 21, 2024
Written by:Fernanda Coppel
Directed by:Kinan Valdez
Supported by:Producers Anita Kapadia and Feroze Taraporevala
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch

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 Mercury News calls our production “delectably smooth,” with “plenty of poignant humor.”
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

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Details and special events

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. King Liz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Bring a group of 10 or more and get 25% off the face value of each ticket. The discount is automatically applied when 10 or more tickets are in the cart. (Contact the box office if group members are paying separately.) If you are an employee of a fellow theater company seeking industry comps, please email us at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability.

Covid protocols:
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home, and don’t worry about your tickets. We’ll be happy to exchange them for another performance, free of charge. Masks are recommended indoors, except for April 11 and 14, when they are required indoors. Learn more about our Covid-19 protocols.

Special events:
Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m.: Pay What You Can Preview Night. (Call the box office at 408-295-4200 to name your own price.)
Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.: Preview Night.
Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m.: Opening Night.
Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.: See the show on this night, and 10% of your ticket will support Theatre Bay Area’s Lemonade Fund!
Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m.: Check out our free Zoom discussion with director Kinan Valdez and the cast! Sign up by “buying” a free ticket.
Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.: We will provide American Sign Language interpreters at this performance.
Sunday, April 14: Join our director and cast after the 2 p.m. matinee for a talkback discussion. And meet our friends from our nonprofit partner Peninsula Family Connections, which empowers underserved San Mateo County families with children from birth and beyond by providing free, high-quality early learning programs linked with wraparound services.

Parking and other info:
We have one parking space for the disabled in front of our theater doors. (To request that space, please add a note to your ticket order, or email us at citylights@cltc.org.) And for everyone else, there’s free parking just a short walk away. The closest city lot is the First Street and I-280 Lot, under the freeway. Parking there is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays. View a city map of other lots in the area.

The theater is wheelchair-accessible; book the ADA & Companion seats when buying tickets. If you need ADA parking in front of our glass doors, note that on your order during check-out, or email or call the box office (408-295-4200).

Due to the intimate size of our theater, we unfortunately are not able to seat late patrons. Thank you for your understanding.

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