Q Brothers Christmas Carol

December 7 - 23, 2021

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

This mile-a-minute, rap-fueled, DJ-spin take… is unlike anything you might imagine Dickens could be


A Chicago tradition it would be a mistake to miss out on this holiday season



Chicago hip hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, heat up the holiday season with a wildly entertaining ad-rap-tation of Charles Dickens’ classic. The crew mashes up hip hop with contemporary musical styles, ranging from reggae to dancehall music, dubstep, and epic rock ballads—all underscored with beats spun live by a DJ. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart. Fully decked out in the holiday spirit, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is strewn with more than two miles of twinkling lights as the Ghosts of hip hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.

Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. Audio Description and Open Caption services, along with Assisted Listening Devices are available. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. Audio Description and Open Captioning services are available.



Video: The Hip Hop Holiday Treat Returns

Gallery: Audiences love Q Brothers Christmas Carol

Gallery: Q Brothers Christmas Carol


The Players

Creative Team

GQ Creator / Director

JQ Creator / Director / Composer

Jackson Doran Creator

Postell Pringle Creator

Rick Boynton CST Creative Producer

Scott Davis Scenic Designer and Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

Stephen Ptacek Sound Designer

Ralph Loza Associate Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Original Wig and Make-up Designer

Anacron Choreographer

Bob Mason Casting

Kevin Gregory Dwyer Production Stage Manager


GQ Scrooge

JQ Marley / Belle / Present / Lil’ Tim

Jackson Doran Fred / Dick Wilkins / Mama Cratchit

Postell Pringle Bob Cratchit / Past / Martha Cratchit

Clayton Stamper DJ

Ryan Armstrong Understudy

Joseph Aaron Johnson Understudy

Victor Musoni  Understudy

Anthony Jordan Santiago Understudy

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