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

Critical Acclaim

A wildly engaging hip-hop take on Dickens’ classic. Downright irresistible...its cast is so physically and verbally agile, and so savvy in their ability to adapt to a whole new meter and method, that it’s a pleasure just to watch them mix it up with such complete brilliance”

“This show is one way to satisfy the yearning for tradition without seeing the same old stuff.” 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED—These seventy-five glorious minutes of boom-box beats get into your blood and bones—and inevitably they reach the heart...Unstoppable, unbeatable, relentless, four-star fun

Funky, irreverent and warm-hearted…Seventy-five-minutes of pure, unadulterated joy. If I could turn in a review that was just 500 smiley face emoticons, I would. That is both what the show is, and how it made me feel. It’s electric”

“For all its irreverence – and there is plenty of that – the spirit of Dickens shines through with the wattage of the star of Bethlehem or, if you prefer, a pagan Yule log burning bright.”

Better than excellent! A unique spectacle...This show is a holiday gift like no other”

“A twisted and funny new tale to get audiences of all ages electrified with holiday spirit… a fresh favorite for everyone

Ingenious and hilarious… high energy and linguistically inventive and satirical and funny. It’s almost impossible to describe the lightning-in-the-bottle uniqueness."

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