The holiday season is once again upon us, and again the Commedia Beauregard Theater Company is again staging productions of Charles Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol"…performed in the “original Klingon.” You can see these Star Trek-themed productions for the next few weeks in Chicago and the Twin Cities. More details and video below.
Klingon Christmas Carol in Chicago and St. Paul
Commedia Beauregard is the only theatre company who produces a full-length play in tlhIngan Hol (Klingon) every year. Since 2007 when the company teamed with the IKV RakeHell fan club of the Klingon Assault Group they have performed "A Klingon Christmas Carol". This year they are performing in Saint Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. The official summary states:
Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.
The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That’s the Klingon Language).
Here is a video report on the Chicago Production via WGN..
‘A Klingon Christmas Carol’ is open now at two locations, running through December mid December:
- Twin Cities: Landmark Center, November 26, 2010 – December 12, 2010 ($20)
- Chicago: Greenhouse Theater Center, November 26, 2010 – December 19, 2010 ($32)
Tickets & details at www.cbtheatre.org