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A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

The Second City's Twist Your Dickens

Friday, December 9, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016

Comedy Holidays

The Second City parodies Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol for an interactive experience that Scrooge--and the audience!--will never forget. The legendary comedy troupe brings its improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to "the night before Christmas." Ages 16 and up.

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Experience Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol like never before--with this D.C. premiere from The Second City! The legendary comedy troupe brings its infamous improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Journey through this wicked parody of "the night before Christmas" with Tiny Tim, three ridiculous ghosts, and a brilliant cast of The Second City's funniest comedians. Complete with an abundance of audience participation, this seasonal satire--written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by Marc Warzecha--is the perfect holiday event.

The cast includes Aaron Bliden as Cratchit, Jaime Moyer as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Frank Caeti as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Anne Bowles as Mrs. Cratchit, Tia Shearer as Tiny Tim, Jamie Smithson as Marley, and John Lescault as Scrooge.

Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Please note: This performance includes strobe light and smoke effects.

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.