Review “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre): Hip-Hop Holiday Tradition

CST_QXMAS2015_03_BrosilowChicago Shakespeare Theater presents A Q BROTHERS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL.

They’re back!  The Q Brothers return with a third helping of what is quickly becoming  Chicago’s hip-hop holiday tradition.  GQ and JQ, along with Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle, have written a rap version of Dickens’ classic.  The funky sound provides a trendy alternative in the Christmas theatre offerings.  This show is quick-paced fun with ongoing clever bits.  Jacob Marley is Jamaican.  The ghosts are past, present and future rappers.  Tiny Tim is a hypochondriac.  Instead of ‘Bah Humbug’, this Ebenezer says ‘You can Chris-my-ass-mis!‘  Q BROTHERS‘ CHRISTMAS CAROL is hysterical.  This was my third year in a row seeing it. The production is solid excellence. 

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Running Time: Ninety minutes with no intermission

At Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand

Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Written and performed by GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle

Developed with Rick Boynton

Directed by GQ and JQ

Thru January 3, 2016

For tickets, visit www.chicagoshakes.com

 

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