If this summer's Star Trek reboot left you feeling short on your recommended intake of Vitamin Klingon, you can still get a full dose this year at Commedia Beauregard's production of A Klingon Christmas Carol. Adapted for the proud and war-loving Klingons, this production features no sermonizing about the triumph of charity and goodness over penny-pinching and miserliness. Instead, the story has a Klingon-appropriate story arc and moral: SQuja' (the Klingon Scrooge) has no courage and no honor; the three spirits are on a mission to turn the cowardly protagonist into a fierce warrior. The performance is almost entirely in tlhIngnan Hol, the Klingon language that sounds suspiciously like coughing up a lung. But fear not! Commedia Beauregard is kind enough to project the English translation for those of us who wasted our time in high school getting plenty of sunshine and going on dates. Now in its third season, A Klingon Christmas Carol has a 12-show run at the Mixed Blood Theatre. On December 7, you can get $5 off the ticket price by donating a nonperishable food item. Bring three that day and you get in free (but call the box office first). The daunting slog to Christmas is long enough sans yet another heartfelt and earnest rendition of A Christmas Carol. A Klingon Christmas Carol is a great way to get into the spirit without donning a glittery pine-tree sweater. Say it like Squja: "QISmaS Quch Daghajjaj!" Call 612.338.6131 for tickets.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 27. Continues through Dec. 13, 2009