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  Twist Your Dickens at The Kennedy Center

Twist Your Dickens

The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW Washington

After successful runs in L.A., Portland and Chicago, The Second City brings their irreverent and interactive seasonal satire to The Kennedy Center in D.C. A madcap sendup of the holiday classic, Twist Your Dickens finds Scrooge, Tiny Tim and those know-it-all ghosts hopelessly mixed up in zany holiday sketches with an ever-changing roster of drop-in local celebrity guests. Second City alums and veteran Comedy Central writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort dreamed up this new take on A Christmas Carol that's infused with hilariously unpredictable improv sketches and parodies of your favorite holiday specials.

Thru - Dec 31, 2017

Price: $49-$75

Box Office: 202-467-4600

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BroadwayWorld - Somewhat Recommended

"...If you crave a ridiculous holiday escape, this show is a pretty fine option for solid laughs. However, be warned going in that there have been (and hopefully will be) better productions from this company."
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Heather Nadolny

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Second City’s Twist Your Dickens is a delicious funny show for the season, so scroll down and—if you’re lucky—buy the last few tickets available."
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Ravelle Brickman

Theatre Bloom - Highly Recommended

"...There's going to be some haunting as they terrify a miser, but hopefully by the end, everyone will leave just a wee bit wiser! If not wiser, most definitely lighter of heart and happier of spirit as The Second City presents Twist Your Dickens in the Theater Lab of The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. With stick-to-your-ribs, feel-good comedy, this brilliant bastardization of Dickens' iconic Christmas Carol and a Saturday Night Live style sketch comedy show is high-octane hilarity achieving its holiday heights just in time for Christmas. Directed by Marc Warzecha, this delightfully delirious madcap romp through Scrooge's ghostly encounters will have audiences bursting at the seams with the milk of human hysteria. With laugh-a-minute jokes, improvisation and a topical and poignant relevancy to everything happening in the political landscape at present, this show is sure to chase away any holiday blues that might be stuffing up your chimney this Christmas season."
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Amanda Gunther

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Twist Your Dickens is one part A Christmas Carol, one part every other famous Christmas story, and one part improv. Mix it all together, and you get a barbershop quartet wearing skeleton masks introducing the 1843 tale of Ebenezer Scrooge (John Lescault). Who, as we all know, meets the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Frank Caeti), Present (Jaime Moyer), and Future (someone dressed in a faceless Death cloak) one Christmas eve. The Cratchit Family—Mr. (Aaron Bilden), Ms. (Anne Bowles), and Tiny Tim (Tia Shearer)—and Marley (Jamie Smithson) all make appearances, as do the Three Kings, George Bailey, Charlie Brown, and Misfit Toys."
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Kelly McCorkendale

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