King Liz by Fernanda Coppel

Amphibian Stage Productions - King Liz

Performance: Friday, July 13, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018
By: Fernanda Coppel

Sports agent Liz Rico is at the top of her game, but a woman in a man's industry has to fight to stay there. She takes on client Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past in the ultimate bet: will this be the biggest win of her career or will she lose it all? Award-winning playwright Fernanda Coppel's story of gender, race, and class is high energy and full of heart.

NOTE: King Liz is set in contemporary New York and its characters work in a very high-pressure, high-power environment. Their frequent use of strong language reflects their world and circumstances.


Amphibian Stage Productions Announces its 19th Season for 2018

Our Main Stage Series presents Cyrano by Edmond Rostand, a new and imaginative adaptation by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers; Cry Havoc, written and performed by United States Army veteran Stephan Wolfert; King Liz by Fernanda Coppel, whose work has been developed in New York and London; and Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard, Academy-, Tony-, and Olivier-award winning playwright and screenwriter. Tickets are now available!

For more information, contact Public Relations & Marketing Associate, Alexandra M. Landeros, at or 817-923-3012. Additional press release with promotional photos will be sent throughout the season.


The Main Stage Plays

by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers
February 9 - March 4
Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur - everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want - but there's one obstacle: he has the biggest nose anyone has ever seen. He partners with the handsome yet tongue-tied Christian to capture Roxane's heart. They both fall for her, but one can't succeed without the other. This imaginative version of the classic tale is adapted by Brenda Withers and director Jason O'Connell. Get tickets here.

Cry, Havoc!
by Stephan Wolfert
May 11 - 27
A one - person play written and performed by U.S. Army veteran Stephan Wolfert, who leads you on an interactive journey to meet Shakespeare's veterans using his own military experiences. This play shows us that the military men and women of Shakespeare's time wrestled with the same hopes and worries that occupy our modern lives. Tickets available now.

King Liz
by Fernanda Coppel
July 13 - August 5
Sports agent Liz Rico is at the top of her game, but a woman in a man's industry has to fight to stay there. She takes on client Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past in the ultimate bet: will this be the biggest win of her career or will she lose it all? Award-winning playwright Fernanda Coppel's story of gender, race, and class is high energy and full of heart. Get tickets here.

Artist Descending a Staircase
by Tom Stoppard
October 5 - 28
An artist is murdered, leaving his two friends suspecting each other. There is one thing that unites them all: their infatuation with Sophie. Before she tragically went blind, she fell in love with one of them after viewing his picture in a gallery, but there seems to be confusion about whose picture she saw. As in any Stoppard play, reality is never quite what it seems. Tickets here.


We're Gonna Die
by Young Jean Lee
Dates TBD
It's time to get real and sing along about the one thing we all have in common: We're Gonna Die. This existential cabaret boldly explores the rough moments of life with humor, insight, and pop music. Director Jake Nice's presentation featuring Sammy Rat Rios toured sold out venues across the Metroplex in 2017 and we'll be bringing the excitement back to Fort Worth.


METAMORPHOSIS: New Play Workshops

La Extraordinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana
by Laura Anderson Barbata
March 2018
For ten years, artist Laura Anderson Barbata dedicated her life to the repatriation of the remains of Julia Pastrana, once billed as "The Ugliest Woman in the World." Part theatre, part lecture, part performance art, La Extraordinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana is the story of Barbata's battle against all odds to give Julia the resting place she deserves. 

How Embarrassing for Her
by Jacqueline Novak
April 2018
"I live a life of ideas and when those won't do... snacks."
That's how comedian and author Jacqueline Novak describes her solo performance piece, How Embarrassing for Her. In the past two years, Jacqueline made her network debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden; has opened for Mike Birbiglia, Fred Armisen, and Anthony Jeselnik; and released her first book  How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows. Now, she combines her literary prowess with her performance chops in a one-woman show. 


National Theatre Live

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
by Edward Albee
January 10 & 13
In the early morning hours on an American college campus, Martha—to her husband George's displeasure—has invited the young new professor and his wife to their home for after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows, they are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games. Starring Imelda Staunton (the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre). Tickets available now.

by Stephen Sondheim
January 24 & 27
New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Directed by Dominic Cooke, this legendary musical features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Get your tickets here.

Young Marx
by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman
March 7 & 10 This new comedy, starring Rory Kinnear, is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. It’s 1850, and Karl Heinrich Marx, Europe's most feared socialist, is hiding in Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Tickets here.

by William Shakespeare
March 28 & 31
Academy Award© nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  Get tickets here.

Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
April 18 & 21
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome, and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated ´lite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw (The Lobster), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), David Calder (The Lost City of Z), and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead). Tickets available.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
May 2 & 5
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is the real one? Directed by Benedict Andrews, this twentieth century masterpiece is a 'thrilling revival' (New York Times) starring Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell, and Colm Meaney. Tickets available now. Additional screenings will be announced as they are scheduled.

About Amphibian Stage Productions

Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its seventeenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company's visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.

Amphibian is generously funded by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, Ann L. and Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Fifth Avenue Foundation, Mary Potishman Lard Trust, Pangburn Foundation, Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Southwest Bank, Texas Commission on the Arts, Wells Fargo Bank, William E. Scott Foundation, North Texas Giving Day and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian's devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.

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120 S Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104