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A Klingon Christmas Carol

December 2008: Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center, Saint Paul, MN

Playwrights: Christopher O. Kidder & Sasha Walloch
Translated by: Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick, and Christopher O. Kidder

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).

A co-production of Commedia Beauregard and the IKV RakeHell of the Klingon Assault Group.

This was the second production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol". Initially it was a one-night-only gala event just as the prior year was, but because it sold out far enough in advance, a second performances was added.

The 2008 production was sponsored by The Source Comics and Games


QachIt (Christopher O. Kidder) sharpens his QIS while listening to his employer in the 2008 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" SQuja' and marlI' face off in the 2008 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol"bel prods Young SQuja' to consider their life together in the 2008 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol"vreD rests between battles during the 2008 production of "A Christmas Carol" emlI' and QachIt honor their son with a traditional death howl in the 2008 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" The vulcan narrator pontificates in the 2008 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol"





The Cast & Crew

Narrator Sheila Regan
SQuja' (Scrooge) Michael Ooms
QachIt (Bob Cratchit) Christopher O. Kidder
vreD (Fred) Brian Watson-Jones
marlI' (Jacob Marley) George Richard
Kahless Past (Christmas Past) Andrew Northrop
Qe'pa (a youth) Alex Bruno
Qob (a youth) Nick Decker
Young SQuja (Young Scrooge) Andrew Brown-Thomas
van (Fannie) Kate Bruno
veSIwIq (Fezziwig) Bill Hedrick
wIlqInS (Dick Wilkins) Matt Franta
bel (Belle) Erin Haynes
Warrior 1 Alan Cloud
Warrior 2 David Talarico
Warrior 3 Jerry Harrison
Guest I Michael Bruckmueller
Guest II Joel P. Anderson
Guest III Ariel Pinkerton
Kahless Present Christopher Kehoe
emlI' (Mrs. Cratchit) Jen Rand
marDa' (Martha Cratchit) Kate Bruno
tImHom (Tiny Tim) Himself (Operated by David Talarico)
marja' (Mrs. Fred) Laura Thurston
Kahless Yet-To-Come Laura Thurston
Merchant Joel P. Anderson
Seller Nick Decker
Boy Alex Bruno

Director: Christopher O. Kidder
Assistant Director: Sasha Walloch
Stage Manager:  Becca Rodgers
Production Design: Forest Godfrey
Puppet Design & Construction: Laura Wilhelm
Fight Choreographer: Matt Franta
Costumes: Erin Haynes
Props & Deck Hand: Jennifer Peck
Make-up: Bill Hedrick
Supertitles Operator: Abbey Vargo
Language Coach: Laura Thurston

Reviews & Other Press

Minnesota Monthly -- Front & Center: The Best Off-Beat Holiday Shows
Bold. Blue. Adventure -- My Weekend was Nerdier than Your Weekend
WCCO.com -- Web Extra: Preps for "A Klingon Christmas Carol"
TrekMovie.com -- Two Star Trek Themed Stage Shows Performing This Week
vita.mn -- On Stage: 'A Klingon Christmas Carol'
Metro Magazine -- Dickens for Dummies
Fringe Famous -- Holiday Shows Are Like Assholes
Saint Paul Pioneer Press -- Holiday Arts Guide: Stage
L'etoile Magazine -- Party is as Party does

Attending this production is the holiday topper for any geek.

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