The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Not your father's @#!% Christmas Carol.
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. Twist includes zany holiday sketches and uproarious improv based on audience participation — it’s never the same show twice! It has become a Portland holiday favorite, and will return in 2017 after runs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Goodman Theatre in Chicago this past season.
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Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission.
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 production at The Armory.
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Reviews of "Twist Your Dickens"
"Twist comes at humor from so many angles, with such irreverence and zeal, your amusement is practically guaranteed."
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Holiday Specialty Cocktails at The Armory
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"Twist Your Dickens" Cast and Creative Team
Get to know the cast and creative team of Twist Your Dickens 2017!
From Tape Ball to Naughty Nappers
Lauren Modica talks Twist: From her take on the Insane Beggar Woman, to meeting Jerome Kersey 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
‘Clark Kenting’ the “Twist” Costume Changes
Nicholas Kessler talks Twist: Death-defying costume changes and the bigger, bolder take for 2017.
Sharing some holiday laughs with YOU
Chantal DeGroat talks Twist: From playing Annie to a .00004 second costume change.
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