A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol

November 19

December 31, 2014

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

written by GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran
and Postell Pringle
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

A wildly engaging hip-hop take on Dickens’ classic

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

A hip-hop holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat! CST and Chicago hip-hop sensation the Q Brothers—creators of Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin’—have toured around the world, playing to sold-out houses in Edinburgh, Germany, South Korea, Australia and London. Now the team turns up the volume on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall and dubstep to epic rock ballads. 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

Anacron Choreographer

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