Bring the family for Christmas belly laughs to the “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre November 28-January 23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!
If you don’t know about the Q Brothers, they take classic texts and turn them into hip-hop parodies, with four actors playing all the parts! Charles Dickens would have loved it! This writer’s teen daughter saw the Q. Brothers “The Bombity of Errors” (“The Comedy of Errors”) and laughed so hard she had a sore throat for days!
The Q Brothers—creators of “Othello: The Remix” and “Funk It Up About Nothin’”—turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. The Q Brothers are joined by DJ Super Nova as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme and redemption.
“A wildly engaging hip-hop take on Dickens’ classic.” The Chicago Sun Times
“For all its irreverence – and there is plenty of that – the spirit of Dickens shines through with the wattage of the star of Bethlehem or, if you prefer, a pagan Yule log burning bright.” Theatre Mania
The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is located at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go online to https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_ and_events/qchristmas/criticalacclaimqchristmas15 and follow the prompts.
Make your Q Brothers Christmas Carol experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.