NOTICE: Tickets to the canceled 12/8 7:30 pm shows will be honored for later performances; call at your convenience, 503-445-3700. We will reopen on 12/9 at noon.
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Previews are Dec. 9 & 10 | Opening night Dec. 11
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort
Directed by Rob West
A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!
(Recommended for high school age and up.)
Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission.
General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Special showings: Thursday, Dec. 17 at noon and Thursday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.
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Twist Your Dickens is recommended for ages 14+. Contains mature content, explicit language, theatrical haze, strobe lighting, the use of one tobacco-free vapor e-cigarette and a Dalek on a conquest for universal extermination. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon*
*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.
This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.
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Alex Falcone, Amy Miller and Bri Pruett host the December Social Hours at PCS. Enjoy complimentary nibbles and your first glass of beer or wine is on us!
Meet some of the local vendors and musicians that will be presenting their talents and wares at our Holiday Bazaar on Sun, Dec 13 from 12 to 5 p.m.
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Single tickets will go on sale in mid August.