A Klingon Christmas Carol

November-December 2010:
Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago, IL

Playwrights: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom & Sasha Walloch
Translated by: Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick, and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
Additional Content and Translation by: Chris Lipscombe
Lyrics to qu'wI' by: Terrence Donnelly

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 Spirit of Honor of the Klingon Assault Group.

This production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" marked the first year of out-of-this-world holiday mayhem in Chicago.


SQuja' (Kevin Alves) looks up for a moment from his riches. The Ghost of Kahless Past (Zach Livingston) admonishes SQuja' (Kevin Alves) for his cowardice. Young SQuja' (Andrew Brown-Thomas) listends to the rowdy advice of his mentor veSIwIq (Clark Bender). SQuja' (Kevin Alves) pleads to the Ghost of Kahless Present (Philip Zimmermann) for his pity. vreD (Jake Jones) looks on as his wife, marja' (Ellen Cribbs), rouses the crowd at their tournament. A warrior mother, 'emlI' (Jen Usellis) protests on behalf of her son, tImHom.

Cast & Crew

    Narrator Sara Wolfson
    SQuja' (Scrooge) Kevin Alves
    QachIt (Bob Cratchit) Jesse Manson
    vreD (Fred) Jake Jones
    Huch Qoy'wI' 1 (Fundraiser) Clark Bender
    Huch Qoy'wI' 2 (Fundraiser) Jen Usellis
    marlI' (Jacob Marley) Sunny Sampson
    Kahless Past (Christmas Past) Zack Livingston
    Qe'pa (a youth) Christina Romano
    Qob (a youth) Jesse Manson
    Young SQuja (Young Scrooge) Andrew Brown-Thomas
    van (Fannie) Alison Faraj
    veSIwIq (Fezziwig) Clark Bender
    wIlqInS (Dick Wilkins) Manuel Twillie, Jr.
    bel (Belle) Piper Sagan
    Warrior 1 Zachary Serota
    Warrior 2 Christina Romano
    Warrior 3 Sunny Sampson
    Guest I Zack Livingston
    Guest II Zachary Serota
    Guest III Manuel Twillie, Jr.
    Kahless Present Philip Zimmermann
    marja' (Mrs. Fred) Ellen Cribbs
    emlI' (Mrs. Cratchit) Jen Usellis
    marDa' (Martha Cratchit) Piper Sagan
    tImHom (Tiny Tim) Himself (Operated by Alison Faraj)
    (Corruption)(A creature) Alison Faraj
    (Apathy)(A creature) Andrew Brown-Thomas
    Kahless Yet-To-Come Manuel Twillie, Jr.
    Merchant Ellen Cribbs
    Seller Jake Jones
    Boy Andrew Brown-Thomas


    Director: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
    Assistant Director: Sasha Walloch
    Stage Manager: Celia Forrest
    Composer: Mike Hallenbeck
    Fight Choreographer: Brian Connelly
    Asst. Fight Choreographers: Zach Livingston & Sasha Walloch
    Costume Design: Jeff Stolz
    Weapons Master: Jeff Kehoe
    Set Design: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
    Sound Design: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
    Prosthetic Design: Bill Hedrick
    Puppet Design & Construction: Kat Pleviak, Sea Beast Puppet Company
    Language Coaches: Chris Lipscombe
    Graphic Design: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
    Publicity: Guy F. Wicke