Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’.

A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

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Tickets for performances November 24th – 28th are just $20 & $35.

With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale a hearty twist.

Dickens’ famous Victorian streets spring to life as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up with anachronistic characters, hilarious improv and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. A recipe chock full of Holiday hilarity!

Writers Peter Gwinn (formerly of The Colbert Report) and Bobby Mort (currently of The Colbert Report) join Director Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) and a cast which features Frank Caeti (MADtv), Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Amanda Blake Davis (Second City Does Dallas at the Dallas Theatre Center), Brian Stepanek (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) and Jean Villepique (Up All Night).

November 24th – Decemeber 30th, 2012

Stephen Colbert Calls Out Charles Dickens Over The Second City’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’ in LA.

Noted television personality, author and political gadfly Stephen Colbert has an issue with Charles Dickens over The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” The two writers of the new holiday classic, Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, are former and current writers, respectively, of “The Colbert Report.”

In a statement received by The Second City, Colbert states:

“The Second City’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ was created by two of my writers! This Dickens jerk better have a good lawyer.” – Stephen Colbert, Host of The Colbert Report, Second City Class of ’94

Reached for comment at an undisclosed location, CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie said “This is between Stephen and Charlie. We don’t want to take sides.”

Source: Broadway World.

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