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A Klingon Christmas Carol Returns

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 12, 2011 8:45PM

Trekkies rejoice! The Klingon adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is returning to Chicago this year. Seriously, the whole play is spoken in the Klingon language created within Star Trek and adapted to reflect the Klingons' warrior culture.

Commedia Beauregard Theatre produced the play in the Twin Cities for three years and brought the show to Chicago last year. Working with the linguist who created Klingon for Star Trek, they transformed the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge into A Klingon Christmas Carol. This time around the story diverts from a morality tale into the story of the proud, fearless warrior and his fight to save Tiny Tim.

The show opens on Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 31. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. May the Klingon Kristmas tradition live long and prosper!

Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, $32, call 773.404.7336 or