A Klingon Christmas Carol

Though film director J.J. Abrams's recent reboot of the Star Trek series proved to be a success, dedicated fans of the venerable mythos, those "Trekkies" who have followed the varied permutations of the sci-fi franchise with scholarly devotion, remain in a distinguished class of elevated geekdom. Boasting an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Trek minutia that spans over 40 years, Trekkies' commitment to exploring the most remote reaches of the final frontier is well exemplified by the development of a comprehensive language for the Klingons, the warrior race known for their bumpy foreheads, an obsession with honor, and a propensity toward violence. So thoroughly has the Klingon language been refined that Commedia Beauregard, a theater company heralded for productions of translated works, has established an unlikely holiday tradition from melding the alien race with Charles Dickens's ubiquitous yuletide staple, A Christmas Carol. First produced in 2007, A Klingon Christmas Carol has garnered a steadily growing audience by transforming the miserly Scrooge into a Klingon woefully bereft of the warrior code. For those wary of the alien dialogue, rest assured that English subtitles will be provided, along with an ongoing narration from the "Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology." But even audiences that wouldn't know a Klingon from a Romulan shouldn't have any trouble appreciating this clever reimagining of Dickens's enduring redemption tale. For tickets call 651.214.2905. $20. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Satrudays; 5 p.m. Sundays.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 26. Continues through Dec. 12, 2010

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