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Teenage Dick  | 

February 1 — February 27

A brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, 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. Bullied for his cerebral palsy, Richard plots his revenge — as well as his glorious path to senior class presidency. This sharp-witted production is at once everything you’d imagine and nothing you’d expect.

Buckle up.

“Moving, exciting, and profoundly eye-opening.”

-The New York Times

By Mike Lew

Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Produced in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Huntington Theatre Company

1 hour, 45 minutes

TICKETS: $30+

 

A brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, 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. Bullied for his cerebral palsy, Richard plots his revenge — as well as his glorious path to senior class presidency. This sharp-witted production is at once everything you’d imagine and nothing you’d expect.

Buckle up.

“Moving, exciting, and profoundly eye-opening.”

-The New York Times
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Creative Team

Mike Lew (Playwright)

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Mike Lew’s plays include Teenage Dick (Donmar Warehouse, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company at the Public Theater, and Artists Repertory Theatre productions; Public Studio, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival workshops), Tiger Style! (Olney Theatre Center, Huntington Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, and Alliance Theatre productions; The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and Center Theatre Group workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi Theater Company and Alliance Theatre productions), microcrisis (Ma-Yi Theater Company, InterAct Theatre Company, and Next Act productions), and Moustache Guys, and the book to the musical Bhangin’ It (Kleban and Richard Rodgers Awards; upcoming La Jolla Playhouse and McCarter Theater co-production, Jerome Robbins Project Springboard and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat “Triple R” workshops). He is a Tony voter, Dramatists Guild Council member, and a resident of New Dramatists. Lew’s honors include a Mellon National Playwrights Residency at Ma-Yi Theater Company and La Jolla Playhouse Artist-in-Residence, both with Rehana Lew Mirza; Lark Venturous and NYFA fellowships; and the PEN Emerging Playwright, Lanford Wilson, Helen Merrill, Heideman, and Kendeda awards. Education: Juilliard, Yale.
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Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Director)

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Broadway: Theresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet starring Janet McTeer (Roundabout Theatre Company), Noël Coward’s Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline (three Tony nominations including Best Revival), Robert Askins’ Hand to God (five Tony nominations including Best Play and Best Director). West End: Hand to God (Olivier nomination). Off-Broadway: Theresa Rebeck’s Seared starring Raul Esparza (MCC Theater), Larissa Fasthorse’s The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi Theater Company/Public Theater), Nick Jones’ Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club), Nick Jones’ Verité (Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3), Mike Lew’s Bike America (Ma-Yi Theater Company), Nick Jones’ Trevor (Lesser America), Robert Askins’ Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Mel & El (Ars Nova), Michael Mitnick’s Spacebar (Studio 42), and Adam Szymkowicz’s My Base and Scurvy Heart (Studio 42). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and more. Moritz is the former artistic director of Studio 42, NYC’s producer of “unproducible” plays.
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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Co-Producing Theater

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Woolly Mammoth is “the hottest theater company in town” (Washington Post); priding itself on developing, producing, and making theater that disrupts conventional processes and stimulates transformative experiences. For almost four decades, Woolly has held a unique position at the leading edge of the American theater, earning a reputation for staying “uniquely plugged in to the mad temper of the times” (New York Times). The co-leadership of Maria Manuela Goyanes (Artistic Director) and Emika Abe (Managing Director) is supported by a core company of artists that holds itself to a high standard of artistic excellence. Woolly is relentless in its desire to take risks, experiment, innovate, interrogate, and create a radically inclusive community. Located in Washington, D.C., Woolly Mammoth stands upon occupied, unceded territory: the ancestral homeland of the Nacotchtank whose descendants belong to the Piscataway peoples.

Huntington Theatre Company
Co-Producing Theater

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Celebrating our 40th season, The Huntington is Boston’s theatrical commons and leading professional theater company. On our stages and throughout our city, we share enduring and untold stories that spark the imagination of audiences and artists and amplify the wide range of voices in our community. Committed to welcoming broad and diverse audiences, The Huntington provides life-changing opportunities for students through its robust education and community programs, is a national leader in the development of playwrights and new plays, and serves the local arts community through its operation of The Huntington Calderwood/BCA. Under the leadership of Managing Director Michael Maso, The Huntington is currently conducting a transformational renovation of the historic Huntington Theatre, a storied venue with a bold vision for the future, which will allow us to innovatively expand our services to audiences, artists, and the community for generations to come. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.

Safety Advisory

Last Updated: September 21, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse will follow all safety protocols put forth by Los Angeles County and the City of Pasadena. At this time, the following safety plan will be in place upon our return to stage:

– All patrons will be required to wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth at all times while in the theater.

– Ticket holders will be required to be fully vaccinated and will need to provide a photo ID and proof of vaccination (physical vaccination card, a picture of vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record). Guests under 12 will not be admitted.

– Guests who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the theater.

Pasadena Playhouse will continue to address these guidelines as we approach performances.

Open Captioning

The Open Captioned performance of Teenage Dick will be on Sunday, February 20 at 2:30 PM.

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