"A Q Brothers' Xmas Carol" (Chicago Shakes): *Unofficially* Excellent!

"A Q Brothers' Xmas Carol" (Chicago Shakes):  *Unofficially* Excellent!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions LTD present A Q BROTHERS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL.

This is my unofficial review of this workshop production. The play is considered a work-in-progress.  So, press have been asked not to critique it.  Most probably the world premiere will be next year’s holiday season.

Off the record, I would describe it as excellent.  The energetic crew of GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle twist the Dickens tale into a unique holiday spectacle.  Jacob Marley is Jamaican.  The ghosts are three different types of rappers.  Tiny Tim is an adorable hypochondriac.  It’s clever.  It’s fun.  It’s hilarious.  Under the direction of the innovative Q Brothers, the traditional classic is remixed with hip hop style.  The action is a fast-paced swirl as the ensemble morphs into various characters.  While DJ Super Nova cranks the noise, Choreographer Anacron brings the funk.  Anacron orchestrates some unforgettable high kick moves.  This show is a holiday ball.

Officially, I’m recommending going to see A Q BROTHERS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL now and again when it premieres in 2014.  If it extends this year, I’m going back for a second helping.  It’s that fantastical!

Running Time:  75 minutes with no intermission

Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand

Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Written by GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle

Music by JQ

Directed by GQ and JQ

Developed with Rick Boynton

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 6pm and 8:30pm

Sundays at 3pm and 6pm

Thru December 22nd

Buy Tickets at www.chicagoshakes.com

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