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King James

March 9 – March 31, 2024
(Opening night: Thursday, March 14)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Justin Emeka

The breathtaking career of NBA icon LeBron James is the backdrop for this energetic and funny play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. Shawn is Black and Matt is White, and they couldn’t be more different—except for their love of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The friendship that develops between them, at turns contentious and compassionate, becomes something as enduring and profound as James’s legacy itself. Interwoven with moments of camaraderie, laughter, and poignancy, King James dives into the heart of basketball fandom and highlights the profound connections that sports can cultivate.

This production includes strong language and mature themes.


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Playwright Rajiv Joseph.
Playwright Rajiv Joseph.
Director Justin Emeka
Director Justin Emeka.