Scrooge, Son of Marley


You’ve heard of this by now, right?

A Klingon Christmas Carol is currently showing in Chicago at the Raven Theater, and is running through December 30th. The show’s presented by Commedia Beauregard.


Adapted from the original story by Charles Dickens, this version has Scrooge as a Klingon without honor who needs redemption before Tiny Tim suffers a terrible fate. It’s up to three ghosts to see to it that Scrooge becomes the warrior he was meant to be.


The play is presented in full make-up and costumes worthy of any Trek production, and all of the actors speak in tlhIngan Hol. English super-titles are provided for those who don’t speak the language. And narrative duties are taken by the Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

If you’re not in the Chicago area, there’s a DVD of the show. In the meantime, check out these clips:








A Klingon Christmas Carol

Playwrights: Christopher Kidder-Mostrom & Sasha Walloch
Translated by: Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick, and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
Additional Content and Translation by: Chris Lipscombe
Original Score by: Jon Silpayamanant & Il Troubadore
Lyrics to qu’wI’ by: Terrence Donnelly

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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