Compassionate Klingons to Help the Hungry 12/2 at KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL

Compassionate Klingons to Help the Hungry 12/2 at KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROLOn Monday, December 2nd at 8:00pm, Commedia Beauregard's annual "Pay With Your Can" performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol gives audience members discounted admission in exchange for non-perishable food items to be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Bringing one food item will provide a $10 off discount, or receive FREE admission by bringing three or more food items.

A Klingon Christmas Carol is the hilarious and surprisingly heart-warming translation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale into the language and culture of Star Trek's famous warrior aliens, the Klingons. SQuja' (Scrooge) is a coward with no honor, but when the ghost of his business partner marlI' attacks to warn him of the eternal torment that awaits him, he is given a chance at redemption. Three spirits will visit SQuja' to convince him to regain his honor and become a proper Klingon warrior... but will he see the light in time to save tiny tImHom from certain death? This is a tale full of fierce combat, time travel, and guttural snarls, and it is all drolly narrated by a representative from the Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology. Now in it's 4th year in Chicago, A Klingon Christmas Carol is the first full-length play ever to be performed entirely in the actual Klingon language. Don't speak Klingon? Don't worry, there are English supertitles projected above the stage. This year's production has been reinvented with new "Steampunk Klingon" costumes, a gritty new multi-level set, new weapons, new soundscape, new cast, and even a new Scrooge witH Clark Bender stepping into the cowardly boots of SQuja'!

Commedia Beauregard, the local non-profit theater company behind the Klingon Christmas Carol phenomenon, has a mission to translate the universal human experience to the stage; to expand our horizons and share knowledge of all cultures, translating between languages and between arts to create theater that is beautiful in expression. Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1999, Commedia Beauregard is now headquartered in Chicago and is producing exciting theatre in translation throughout the Midwest. For more, visit

WHEN: Monday, December 2 at 8:00pm.
WHERE: Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N Clark St (at Granville Ave), Chicago, IL 60660.
HOW: The discounted tickets are first come first serve at the door. A long line usually forms quickly, so patrons are encouraged to arrive early!

The only way to guarantee seats for this special Monday night performance is to pay for them in the normal way via 773.338.2177 or

Any canned goods are welcome, but the Greater Chicago Food Depository has the greatest need for:
• Beans • Canned Fruit • Canned Vegetables • Cereal• Chili • Jelly • Macaroni and Cheese • Pasta• Pasta Sauce • Peanut Butter• Rice • Shelf-Stable Milk • Soup • Stew • Tuna.
Compassionate Klingons to Help the Hungry 12/2 at KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL

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