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

Got that holiday itch? We'll Cratchit!

November 27 — December 23, 2018

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews Nov. 27–29 | Opening night Nov. 30
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort
Directed by Ron West

“Your amusement is practically guaranteed.”
—Oregon ArtsWatch

Riffing on parodies of A Christmas Carol and nearly every other holiday tradition, our uproarious troupe of talented improv performers will have you rolling in the aisles and screaming bah humbug for more. Created by the legendary titans of comedy, The Second City, this irreverent and riotously funny show is updated every year — so come back for your favorite jokes and revel in the new surprises! 

Who's Who:
View the Cast and Creative Team

Meet some of the characters you might encounter in Twist Your Dickens.

Run Time:
Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission.

Recommended for ages 14 and up. 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.

Resource Guide:
Please look for the resource guide here closer to this show's opening date.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*

*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.

Photos & Artwork

Twist Production Chantal Sticky

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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"Twist Your Dickens" Cast and Creative Team

Get to know the cast and creative team of Twist Your Dickens 2018!

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Upcoming Events

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Holiday Bazaar

Sun, Dec 9, 1:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Celebrate the holidays at The Armory with local artisans and giving back.

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Improvisation with Rebecca Sohn

Sun, Dec 9, 10:00 a.m.  •  $30*

Rebecca Sohn of Second City, iO, and cast member of Twist Your Dickens teaches an improv workshop you’ll regret … missing!

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Improvisation with Nicholas Kessler

Sat, Dec 1, 10:00 a.m.  •  $30*

Grow from "yes, and..." to your first completely improvised scene in this immersive workshop with Twist Your Dickens cast member.

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