A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol

November 28, 2014

January 3, 2016

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

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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 DJ Super Nova as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme and redemption.



Video: A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol Montage

Gallery: A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol Gallery


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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 the this beloved holiday sensation from 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

Jackson Doran Creator

Postell Pringle Creator

Rick Boynton CST Creative Producer

Anacron Choreographer

Scott Davis Scenic and Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

Greg Hofmann Associate Lighting Designer

Palmer Jankens  Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

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