Teenage Dick (vaguely from Richard III)

A brilliantly hilarious take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of power lust, TEENAGE DICK reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy (as well as his sometimes creepy Shakespearean way of speaking), Richard is determined to have his revenge and make his name by...
A brilliantly hilarious take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of power lust, TEENAGE DICK reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy (as well as his sometimes creepy Shakespearean way of speaking), Richard is determined to have his revenge and make his name by becoming president of the senior class. But as he manipulates and crushes the obstacles to his electoral success, Richard finds himself faced with a decision he never expected would be his to make: is it better to be loved or feared?
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Teenage Dick (vaguely from Richard III)

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  • Elana Gartner:
    21 Jul. 2022
    I first read "Teenage Dick" and then saw the virtual production of it at Huntington Stage. As a person with a disability, I was very grateful that Mike took wonderful thought and pains to portray people with disability not just with accuracy but with the ability to be jerks. Inspired by Richard III, this play excellently explores the dark hallways of high school where ambition is everything and being class president is more important than keeping secrets. This play should definitely be seen everywhere by all ages.
  • Hayley St. James:
    6 Jan. 2021
    A modern-day, high-school-election-set Richard III riff that is wickedly clever, surprisingly moving, and inclusive to disabled actors. Anyone who gets to be in or work on this play is a lucky soul indeed. Legitimately one of my favorite plays of the decade. It’d also make a great film, I think.
  • Charlotte Stowe:
    12 Nov. 2020
    "Teenage Dick" is a riotous, complex, and moving story that has stuck in my head and heart ever since I was fortunate enough to see it. Lew, with a deft hand, sheds light on complex themes of power, responsibility, ability/disability. This play wonderfully spoofs narratives centered around high-schoolers while treating the characters and their plights with the utmost sincerity. Go Stallions!