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5 Reasons to See King Liz at Windy City Playhouse

July 6, 2017 by Seonjae Kim
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TodayTix is thrilled to be offering tickets to the Chicago premiere of King Liz by Fernanda Coppel, directed by Chuck Smith and presented by the quickly rising Windy City Playhouse. Read on for why not to miss this “wise-cracking portrait of a woman in a man’s world.”

Move Over, Jerry McGuire

If you are a fan of the classic Tom Cruise movie, good news – there’s a new badass sports agent in town. King Liz is about a strong woman making it in the cutthroat, high-paced industry as an NBA ball-buster.

Lanise Shelley gives a star performance.

Laine Shelley plays the main character Liz Rico, a powerful self-made woman who made her way out of the projects, graduated from Yale, and became a high-profile agent. Her performance has garnered praise by critics everywhere, like: “Shelley makes us believe in Liz” (Chicago Tribune), “her ferocity and savvy are extremely compelling” (Splash Magazine) and “riveting and fierce.” (Third Coast Review) Don’t miss this star turn!

A powerful story. Sexy and ferocious dialogue. Light-speed pace.

If you are a fan of Shonda Rhimes signature TV style – explosive monologues, intense emotions, women in killer outfits and kicking ass – you’ll love King LizThe show has been described as “furious, angry, competitive, sexy” (Chicago Sun-Times) “fast-paced and tough-talking” (Splash Magazine)

Windy City is one of Chicago’s hottest new venues.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow / HANDOUT

Found in 2015, Windy City Playhouse is one of Chi-Town’s newest Equity theaters,and it’s rapidly becoming one of the city’s theatrical fixtures. With a mission of presenting work “meant to entertain through exceptional contemporary, relevant and approachable art,” Windy City is now midway through their third season – King Liz follows the Chicago premiere of Robert O’Hara’s critically acclaimed BootycandyNext up: Gia Gionfriddo’s hilarious and dark Becky Shaw.

 

Tickets start at a jaw-dropping $15.

On TodayTix, you can snag tix starting at $15, with top shelf seating (swivel lounge chairs with side tables closer to the stage, for maximum comfort and visibility!) at $20, proving that quality new work does not have to break the bank. What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now through TodayTix, and tell us what you thought of the show on Instagram or Twitter.

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