Q Brothers Christmas Carol

November 20

December 30, 2018

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

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

Chicago Stage Standard

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The Play

The holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! Chicago hip-hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved 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. A live DJ plays through the night as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.



Gallery: Q Brothers Christmas Carol 2017

Video: Q Brothers Christmas Carol 2017


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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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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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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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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

Melissa Veal Original Wig and Make-up Designer

Anacron Choreographer


Jackson Doran Fred / Dick Wilkins / Mama Cratchit

John Hoogenakker Scrooge, through December 9

Postell Pringle Bob Cratchit / Past / Martha Cratchit

GQ Scrooge, beginning December 11

JQ Marley / Belle / Present / Lil’ Tim

Kieran Pereira DJ

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