A Klingon Christmas Carol

Rewriting Charles Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol for the Klingon culture must be an infinitely challenging task. First, there's the language barrier. Although most people, whether they admit it or not, know that Klingon is a species of alien in the Star Trek movies and television series, only a few hundred probably speak more than five words of Klingon (or tlhIngan Hol). Then there's the difficulty of writing a story about an angry old man learning to embrace life for a culture known for being angry and embracing death. Well, the hardworking folks at Comedia Beauregard have accepted the challenge for a second straight Christmas. The play (written directly in the Warrior's Tongue rather than translated from English) revolves around SQuja, a miser who is disliked for being a yellowbellied coward in a society that prides itself on courage and the willingness, nay, desire to engage in battle. Three ghosts confront the wussy SQuja in attempts to forge a warrior out of him so he can save QachIt's (Bob Cratchit) son Tiny Tim from a nasty demise and ensure that everybody have a QISmaS botIvjaj.
Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Dec. 13, 2008

 
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