“Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph’s King James, a new play centered on American basketball player LeBron James. Tony winner and Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro will direct the production, set to run from May 7 through June 21, 2020.
The play follows “King” LeBron James’ reign in Cleveland as he brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. As the city celebrates a championship, two estranged friends spar in a verbal game of 1 on 1, revealing past secrets, present truths and a possible future after “The King” has left the building.
Steppenwolf will co-present the world premiere with Center Theatre Group, where it will also appear as part of the Los Angeles theater’s 2020-2021 season. Casting will be announced soon…”
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