The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

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December 9 — 31, 2015
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.)

Run Time:
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.
View the season calendar.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Explore the Playbill.

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.

Performance Times

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.

Related News & Reviews

Reviews of "Twist Your Dickens"

Posted 17 November 2015

Full-of-surprises Holiday Sketch Spoof

"A brainchild of Chicago’s world-famous improv brand The Second City, Twist uses the Dickens narrative as a very loose framework, but between the familiar Victorian hauntings, it also spoofs as many other Christmas classics as it can. ... Twist comes... More »

‘Clark Kenting’ the “Twist” Costume Changes

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From Tape Ball to Naughty Nappers

Lauren Modica talks TWIST: From her take on the Insane Beggar Woman, to her fave celeb guests and more

Fielding your regrets about voting for Bush

Craig Cackowski talks TWIST: As Scrooge, he’s learned all about Portlanders’ best and worst misdeeds

Sharing some holiday laughs with YOU

Chantal DeGroat plays Belle in Twist Your Dickens, along with iconic characters like Tiny Tim, little orphan Annie, and even Sally from the Peanuts gang. In the interview below, she shares some highlights from her time in the show.

What is your favorite moment... More »

Social Hours with Portland’s Funniest People

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!

Twist Your Giving: A PCS Holiday Bazaar

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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