Teenage Dick | Student Matinees
By MIKE LEW
DIRECTED BY DARCY EVANS
In association with the Shakespeare company and hit & myth
SEP 23, 2020 | 11:30AM
Grade recommendation: 10+
The high stakes tragedy and political drama of Shakespeare’s Richard III are transported to the hallways of a contemporary High School. The play’s brilliant, charismatic anti-hero is Dick. Tired of being bullied for his cerebral palsy, he decides to cut a ruthless path to power in a high-stakes student council election. Aided by his wheelchair using best-friend Buck, he seeks to seduce the most popular girl in school while overthrowing bullish Eddie from his station as student council president. Dick’s razor-sharp wit, charm and persuasion are in full force right up to the play’s explosive conclusion. Teenage Dick originally premiered at New York’s Public Theatre to critical and popular acclaim. Produced in association with The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions, this marks the Canadian premiere of Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick.
“Riveting… exilhirating… and profoundly eye-opening for audiences just beginning to see disabled actors onstage” –The New York Times
Running Time: 1hr 45 mins (Including Intermission), plus a 15 min post show discussion.
Bus Pickup: 1:45pm
Advisory: The play contains mature subject matter and language, including bullying, reference to suicide, and mild violence.
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