ABOUT THIS SHOW
“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland 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 in association with Center Theatre Group co-present this world premiere by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph, and directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro. King James will also be produced in LA as part of Center Theatre Group’s 2020/21 season.
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Cast & Artists
- Author Rajiv Joseph
- Director Anna D. Shapiro
- Scenic Designer Todd Rosenthal
- Costume Designer Samantha C. Jones
- Lighting Designer Lee Fiskness
- Sound Designer Rob Milburn
- Sound Designer Michael Bodeen
- Dramaturg Polly Hubbard
- Company Voice & Text Coach Gigi Buffington
- Production Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg
- Assistant Stage Manager Kathleen Barrett
- Casting Director JC Clementz
Featured Ensemble Members
“A young playwright in demand… [Joseph’s] keen eye for conflict– and absurd humor– infuses much of Joseph’s work.” – Washington Times
National Endowment for the Arts
Rich and Margery Feitler
John Hart and Carol Prins
John and Carol Walter
Leigh and Henry Bienen
Douglas R. Brown and Rachel Kraft
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Bob and Amy Greenebaum
Laurie Anne Kladis
Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg