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

December 5 — 31, 2017
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Dec. 5 - 7 | Opening night Dec. 8
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort
Directed by Ron 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. 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.

Who’s Who:
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Playbill:
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Run Time:
Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission.

Note:
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.

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.

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"Twist Your Dickens" Cast and Creative Team

Get to know the cast and creative team of Twist Your Dickens 2017!

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

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The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Dec 5 – 31

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