Fernanda Coppel's King Liz Completes West Coast Premiere August 14 | Playbill

Los Angeles News Fernanda Coppel's King Liz Completes West Coast Premiere August 14

Starring in the Geffen Playhouse production are Ray Abruzzo, Sabrina Sloan, Nancy Linari, and Oscar Best.

Finishing its West Coast premiere, Fernanda Coppel's King Liz completes its run at Los Angeles' The Geffen Playhouse August 14. The production opened July 21 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater following previews that began July 12.

Sabrina Sloan (Hamilton) stars as leading sports agent Liz Rico, joined in the cast by Evan Morris Reiser (Othello) as upcoming basketball talent Freddie Luna, Ray Abruzzo (The Sopranos) as Mr. Candy, Oscar Best (Blood Knot) as Coach Jones, Nancy Linari (Marvel's Spiderman) as Barbara Flowers, and Michelle Ortiz (MADtv) as Gabby Fuentes.

In King Liz, powerful sports agent Liz Rico represents NBA superstars and has a chance to move her career to the next level if she signs Freddie Luna, a high school basketball player with once-in-a-generation talent and a troubled past. As accusations towards Freddie begin to come out, Liz is faced with a choice to save Freddie's career or her own in a male-dominated industry.

Directed by Jesca Prudencio (Interstate), the production features scenic and video design by Justin Humphres, costume design by Devario D. Simmons, lighting design by Rebecca Bonebrake, sound design by Melanie Chen Cole, production stage management by Lizzie Thompson, and casting by Phyllis Schuringa.

For tickets and more information, visit GeffenPlayhouse.org.


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