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(L–R) Larry Joe Campbell, Ron West, Jean Villepique, Brian Stepanek, and Amanda Blake Davis in The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Douglas.

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

The Second City's

A Christmas Carol

Twist Your Dickens!

Nov 24 – Dec 30, 2012

Kirk Douglas Theatre

The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City.

With its trademark humor, irreverence, and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens Christmas tale a hearty twist.

God Bless Help Us, Every One!

Dickens' famous Victorian streets spring to life as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose, and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up with anachronistic characters, hilarious improv, and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. A recipe chock full of holiday hilarity!

A stage full of goofballs...In its twisted way the show spreads just the right amount of holiday cheer.

The Second City scoured their address book to assemble a gaggle of luminary alumni to create this World premiere. Writers Peter Gwinn (formerly of The Colbert Report) and Bobby Mort (currently of The Colbert Report) join director Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) and a cast which features Frank Caeti (MADtv), Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Amanda Blake Davis (Second City Does Dallas at the Dallas Theatre Center), Brian Stepanek (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Jean Villepique (Up All Night), and Ron West (3rd Rock From the Sun).

The Second City, the legendary comedy theatre that specializes in sketch comedy and improvisation, has delighted audiences for over 50 years. Famous alumni include: Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, John Belushi, Catherine O'Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and more.

Special Surprise Guest Appearances

Special guests will be appearing in cameo roles throughout the run of The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens. We won’t know until performance time who will appear.

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Performance Length

The performance length is approx. 107 minutes, with one intermission.

Be Aware

Recommended for ages 16+ due to adult humor.

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.

Center Theatre Group Show Guide for Parents

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US Bank