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Opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. Runs to Jan. 1. At Woolly Mammoth, 641 D St. NW. Tickets range from $20 to $59. Call 202-393-3939 or visit woollymammoth.net.


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A modern adaptation of Shakespeare"s Richard III set in an American high school, Mike Lew"s Teenage Dick (★★★☆☆) scores points off the wit and accuracy of its title alone. And Moritz von Stuelpnagel"s production at Woolly Mammoth keeps scoring with the play"s acerbically funny depiction of just how petty and ruthless this teenage dick can be.

Ambitious high school junior Richard Gloucester (Gregg Mozgala) might also be sympathetic, were he not so determined to prove a villain, hardened by the bullying and scorn heaped on him for being different. Lew has endowed his 17-year old iteration of the Bard"s hunchbacked Duke of Gloucester with an erect posture and cerebral palsy. In Shakespeare"s play, and in his day, the fact of Gloucester"s deformed body was cause enough for the ugliness of his character. With teenage Richard, however, it"s not his disability that deforms his virtue, but his vindictive response to how others have treated him -- or, to his mind, dismissed him -- due to his CP.


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Those who have been watching The Other Two (★★★★★) since the series made its unassuming debut on Comedy Central in January of 2019 are already aware of its giddy, relatable charms.

The brazenly funny, frequently poignant narrative of Season 1 followed two unsuccessful, intensely self-involved millennials -- Cary (the adorably self-effacing Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Heléne Yorke) -- as they watch with disbelief (and envy) as their 13-year-old brother Chase (Case Walker) becomes an overnight YouTube singing sensation.

For its second season, the series -- which also stars Molly Shannon as Pat Dubek, their ridiculously chipper, eternally supportive mother, Ken Marino as Chase’s uber-needy manager, and Wanda Sykes as a sharp-tongued record exec -- migrated to HBOMax, where it’s been unleashing two episodes a week since August.

See more: Hollywood Flashback: Apple’S Steve Wozniac Dancing With The Stars '


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Netflix has suspended a transgender employee who criticized comedian Dave Chappelle"s new special The Closer.

Chappelle has been heavily criticized for a number of jokes in the special, which released on Oct. 5, including saying he was "team TERF" (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) like author JK Rowling and calling gender "a fact."

"Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth,” Chappelle said. “That is a fact.”

He also claimed to have punched a butch lesbian woman and said he doesn"t respect "newer gays," calling them "too sensitive, too brittle."


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