Written by Mike Lew
Directed by Jenna Rodgers
In association with the Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions
April 18 – 30, 2023
CALGARY PREMIERE | PROSCENIUM STAGE CONFIGURATION
The high-stakes tragedy and political drama of Shakespeare’s Richard III are transported to the hallways of a contemporary high school in this darkly comedic adaptation. Taunted with the nickname “Dick” and bullied because of his disability, Richard, the play’s brilliant, charismatic anti-hero, is determined to have his revenge, and plots a ruthless path to power in a dramatic student council election. Aided by his quick-witted best friend Buck, he seeks to overthrow the bullish star quarterback Eddie to become student council president while charming the most popular girl in school into being his girlfriend. But as he falls deeper into a pattern of manipulation and greed, Richard is faced with an unexpected choice: Is it better to be feared or loved?
“Teenage Dick sinks a cunning, shining dagger into an author who’s buried in centuries of history and glory.” –Time Out London
Contains coarse language, ableist slurs, and discussions and depictions of bullying and violence. Suggested for ages 14+. This production also includes bright lights, stage haze and fog.
If you would like to read the full audience advisory for the show (which includes plot details), please click HERE.
If you have any questions, please contact our Ticket Office at 403-294-7402 (9:30am-5:00pm MT, Monday-Friday)
Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes (no intermission)
The following performance of Teenage Dick will be a Masked Performance:
- Friday, April 21 – 7:30pm
What this means is that masks will remain mandatory throughout the lobby and in the Martha Cohen Theatre for the duration of this performance. At this time, we are requesting that audience members please wear masks of a surgical/procedural quality or better. Surgical masks will be provided to guests upon entry should they need it.
Masks may be taken off while actively eating and drinking in the lobby, while you are at a stationary table or chair. Food and drink will not be allowed in the theatre for this performance.
We thank you for your understanding as we aim to accommodate the needs of all of our valued guests, and your help in ensuring everyone can enjoy their theatre experience.
If this change presents any causes of concern for you, or a member of your party does not wish to remain masked the entire time, please contact our Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-294-7402 for a ticket exchange into an alternate performance.
Ticket Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm MT
Masks are no longer required for most performances (with the exception of the masked performances listed above). However, ATP continues to strongly encourage wearing a mask where possible. Alberta Theatre Projects staff, including the Box Office Team, ushers and volunteers will continue to wear masks.