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

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

A young playwright in demand… [Joseph’s] keen eye for conflict– and absurd humor–  infuses much of Joseph’s work.” – Washington Times

Reserve Tickets

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 20 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, June 14 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)