A Klingon Christmas Carol

December 2007: University of Minnesota Saint Paul Student Center, Saint Paul, MN

Playwrights: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom & Sasha Walloch
Translated by: Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick, and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom

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 debut production of the first-ever full-length play to be performed in the Klingon Language (tlhIngan Hol). A one-night-only event that also included a gala banquet and charitable auction, the night sold-out and was a success far beyond CommBeau's expectations. It was clear there would have to be another production the following year.

Photos

marlI' confronts SQuja' in the 2007 Production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" tImHom sits on the shoulder of his father, QachIt, in the 2007 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" SQuja' pleads with the Ghost of qeylIS Past in the 2007 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" vreD and a worthy challenger battle with their batleths in the 2007 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" SQuja' (Michael Ooms) recovers after a night spent with three ghosts in the 2007 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" The publicity shot for the 2007 production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol"

The Cast & Crew

Narrator Nathaniel Churchill
SQuja' (Scrooge) Michael Ooms
QachIt (Bob Cratchit) Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
vreD (Fred) Brian Watson-Jones
marlI' (Jacob Marley) Bill Hedrick
Kahless Past (Christmas Past) Brian O'Neal
Qe'pa (a youth) Brian Watson-Jones
Qob (a youth) Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
Young SQuja (Young Scrooge) Scot Moore
van (Fannie) Jen Rand
veSIwIq (Fezziwig) Bill Hedrick
wIlqInS (Dick Wilkins) John Gregory
bel (Belle) Erin Haynes
Warrior 1 Andrew Northrop
Kahless Present Rob Withoff
emlI' (Mrs. Cratchit) Jen Rand
marDa' (Martha Cratchit) Erin Haynes
tImHom (Tiny Tim) Himself (Operated by Scot Moore)
Guest I Brian O'Neal
marja' (Mrs. Fred) Laura Thurston
Guest II Andrew Northrop
Guest III Bill Hedrick
Kahless Yet-To-Come Laura Thurston
Warrior 2 Scot Moore
Warrior 3 Jen Rand
Warrior 4 Erin Haynes
Weapon Merchant Rob Withoff
Seller John Gregory
Boy Andrew Northrop


Director: Sasha Walloch
Stage Manager:  Abbey Vargo
Sound: Derek Sandbeck
Lights & Projections: Forest Godfrey
Sets: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
Puppet Design & Construction: Laura Wilhelm
Costumes: Erin Haynes
Make-up: Bill Hedrick & Rob Withoff
Language Coach: Laura Thurston

Reviews & Other Press

City Pages -- Over the Weekend: Klingons, Churches, and Coulton (Oh My)
Mark Simonson Studio -- Notebook: A Klingon Christmas Carol
Kowabunga -- A Klingon Christmas Carol
City Pages -- A-List: A Klingon Christmas Carol
Pioneer Press -- And Then Tiny Klingon Exclaimed, "God Bless Us, Hoch!"
Your Tech Weblog -- It's "A Klingon Christmas Carol" I kid you not

The production, put on by Commedia Beauregard, was cleverly written and very entertaining.

Mark Simonson, Mark Simonson Studio
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