A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol

November 30

December 22, 2013

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

A hip-hop adaptation of Charles Dickens’
A Christmas Carol written by
GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle
developed with Rick Boynton


The Play

Be part of an exciting work-in-progress from the creators of Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin’. On a short break from their current world tour, CST and Chicago hip-hop sensation the Q Brothers turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ classic story—just in time for the holiday season. The Qs and company are joined by DJ Super Nova, mixing everything from hip-hop, reggae, dancehall and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Tracks spin backward and forward as the ghosts of hip-hop past, present and future lead Scrooge on a journey filled with rhythm, rhyme and redemption.



Video: A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol Montage

Gallery: A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol

Video: Chicago Sun-Times Interview with the Q Brothers


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About the Q Brothers

Musicians, actors, writers, educators and DJs, GQ and JQ bring a unique modern spin to classics from Shakespeare to Dickens.
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Critical Acclaim

Read what critics have said about collaborations between the Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
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A Rewarding Partnership

With CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton, the Q Brothers have developed and starred in acclaimed, award-winning productions.
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The Players

Creative Team

GQ Creator/Director

JQ Creator/Director

Rick Boynton CST Creative Producer

Scott Davis Scenic and Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

Palmer Jankens  Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Anacron Choreographer

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