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King James

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June 1 – July 3, 2022

Mark Taper Forum
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In a town that was searching for someone to look up to, no figure loomed as large as LeBron James. Playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) chronicles the friendship of two Clevelanders as they bond over the rise of the greatest player in Cavaliers’ history. Tony Award® winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs this new play from the Pulitzer Prize-short lister hailed as “wonderfully daring, imaginative, and compassionate” (The New York Times). 

A co-production with Steppenwolf Theatre Company

[A] slam dunk of a play. [This] magnificent world-premiere production is hands-down one of the best new works you’ll see this year.

Very moving, accessible and openhearted. Full of heart, un-preachy and filled with humor and a healing racial energy. Ergo, it’s very well-timed.

Main Features

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The LeBron James drama off the court: ‘King James,’ at long last, has its tipoff time
At this moment, all eyes are on Rajiv Joseph.

After spending most of the afternoon on the sidelines, he steps forward, coming face to face with two guys shooting hoops who just moments ago were engaged in a heated standoff. What happens next could change the scene dramatically, depending on what Joseph does.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES: LeBron Fandom, and the Making of a Friendship in ‘King James’

Rajiv Joseph’s new play, which chronicles the bond between two LeBron James fans over 12 years, is having its world premiere at Steppenwolf in Chicago.
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By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Kenny Leon

World Premiere Production


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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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June 21, 28, and July 3 Matinee

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Opening Night

Performance date: June 8, 2022

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