Q Brothers Christmas Carol

November 29

December 23, 2019

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


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The Play

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—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. 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. 



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Gallery: Q Brothers Christmas Carol


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Critical Acclaim

“Will have you throwing your hands up in the air, dancing in your chair, and laughing with holiday cheer,” declares Chicago Now.
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Save with a Group of 6+

Planning the office holiday party? Have extended family coming to town? Tickets start at just $26 for parties of 6+.
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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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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

Christopher M. LaPorte Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Original Wig and Make-up Designer

Anacron Choreographer

Bob Mason Casting

 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

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