Christopher Imbrosciano portrays the title character in "Teenage Dick," a play based on "Richard III," set in high school. The show runs through Feb. 3, 2019, at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland.

Christopher Imbrosciano portrays the title character in “Teenage Dick,” a play based on “Richard III,” set in high school. The show runs through Feb. 3, 2019, at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland.

David Kinder/Courtesy Artists Repertory Theatre

 

  

  • A Bend startup was looking forward to showing off a new sex toy product and accepting an award at the Consumer Electronics Show until their invitation and award were revoked. Now, the startup is alleging gender bias as the real reason behind the reversal. We’ll hear from the company’s founder, Lora Haddock.

 

  

  • There are two different neighborhood groups in the same neighborhood taking different approaches to the issues of homelessness and public safety. In some ways, the two Montavilla neighborhood groups are at odds, but they also have some shared goals. We’ll hear from David Linn, former chair of the Montavilla Neighborhood Association and Jeff Church, a member of a nonprofit called the Montavilla Initiative.

 

  

  • The West Coast premiere of an original play based on Shakespeare’s “Richard III” just opened at Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre. “Teenage Dick” is set in high school, and Richard is a disabled junior with cerebral palsy who schemes nefariously to try to become student body president. We talk with Josh Hecht, the director of the play, and with a high school English teacher from Forest Grove. Danielle Restuccia took her class to see “Teenage Dick” this week.

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