King Liz | Windy City Playhouse | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

King Liz The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 16 2017

Liz Rico (Lanise Shelley) is a take-no-prisoners NBA agent on the cusp of assuming the reins of her company after 22 years of toil when she takes on troubled high school hoops phenom Freddie Luna (Eric Gerard) as a client and is forced to confront the cost of her relentless drive for success. While the underlying theme of Fernanda Coppel's play about how difficult it is for a woman of color to make her way in the corporate world certainly rings true, much of the dialogue sounds like a recitation of stats and figures rather than human interactions. A lot of information is conveyed, often with urgency and at a high volume, but there are rarely any moments to empathize because these are archetypes rather than actual people. Chuck Smith directed. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $25-$55


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