Ma-Yi Theater Company celebrated the official opening of Mike Lew's Teenage Dick June 20, now playing an extended run at The Public Theater. Set at a high school, the play is a re-imagining of Shakespeare's Richard III starring Gregg Mozgala as Richard, a teenager with cerebral palsy.
Teenage Dick is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel and choreographed by Jennifer Weber (KPOP). Performances continue through July 29.
The cast also includes Marinda Anderson, Alex Breaux, Shannon DeVido, Sasha Diamond, and Tiffany Villarin.
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Set at Roseland High, Teenage Dick tells the story of a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year. 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.
Talkbacks with the cast and creative team are scheduled for June 23 (matinee), June 26, and July 1 (matinee).
For more information on Teenage Dick and to purchase tickets, visit Ma-YiTheatre.org.