By Mike Lew
Directed by Brian Balcom
Theater Three
Theater Wit


Now is the winter of discontent made glorious summer at Roseland High. Theater's most famous disabled character–Shakespeare's Richard III–comes to Theater Wit like you've never seen him before—in the vicious, no-holds barred brutal politics of high school. Richard, picked on because of his cerebral palsy (and his semi-creepy tendency to monologue), is determined to become class president.

But the road to power is never smooth, and Richard must decide: is it better to be loved or feared?

Join us for the Chicago premiere of Mike Lew's devastatingly funny, sharply written new play about perception, disability and the lengths we're willing to go to rise above our station in life.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission

This event has no performances available for sale.

[1] Preview Performance, Theater Wit style. Our previews start in the middle of our rehearsal process. Is the set complete? Maybe! Do we stop the show? Maybe! Come and help us form the final product. Join us for a post-show response session and then get a discount if you want to return and see the finished product during the regular run.

[2] Remote Viewing Ticket. Watch the show from home on your smartTV, laptop, phone or tablet! Instructions on how to watch the show will be emailed to you.