Q Brothers Christmas Carol

November 21

December 31, 2017

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

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

A wildly engaging hip-hop take on Dickens' classic

Chicago Sun-Times

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The Play

Throw your hands up, Chicago—the holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! CST and Chicago hip-hop sensation the Q Brothers—creators of Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin’—turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. 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. The Q Brothers are joined by a live DJ as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.



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Critical Acclaim

Read what critics have said about the this beloved holiday sensation from the Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
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Access Program

CST looks to provide the best possible seats and service to make our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons.
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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

Palmer Jankens  Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Original Wig and Make-up Designer

Anacron Choreographer


GQ Scrooge

JQ Marley / Belle / Present / Lil' Tim

Jackson Doran Fred / Dick Wilkins / Mama Cratchit

Postell Pringle Bob Cratchit / Past / Martha Cratchit

Kieran Pereira DJ

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