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Eric Idle will be trying out his new play "What About Dick?" with two public performances in Hollywood.

"What About Dick?," penned with his "Spamalot" composer John Du Prez, will be performed at the Ricardo Montalbán Theater on Vine Street on Nov. 10 and 11.

Cast includes Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Emily Mortimer, Jim Piddock and Tracy Ullman.

Subtitled "A Film for Radio," Idle calls the work-in-progress "a lowbrow comedy about highbrow people." Eight actors are gathered together to perform a classic radio drama, "What About Dick? ," at the original Lux Radio Theater in 1948.

"What about Dick?" is being produced by WestBeth Entertainment, which runs the Brentwood and Wadsworth theaters. Pre-sale of tickets begins Monday.