An out-of-this-world 25th anniversary gala
WSC Avant Bard celebrated 25 years on the edge with a one-night-only theatrical event: A staged concert reading of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of ghosts and redemption retold in Klingon, the language invented for Star Trek by Avant Bard’s own board president, linguist Marc Okrand.
Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate?
Directed by Kevin Finkelstein and featuring Marc Okrand as Scrooge. Performed in the original Klingon (tlhIngan Hol) with English supertitles.
Monday, December 15, 2014, 8:00 pm
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Adam R. A. Adkins SQuja’ Qup (Young Scrooge) / meb (Guest)
Frank Britton vreD (Fred)
Christian M. A. Campbell wIlqInS (Dick Wilkins) / SuvwI’ (Warrior)
Nick DePinto Narrator
Jay Hardee Huch qoy’wI’ (Money Collector) / veSIwIq (Fezziwig)
Melissa Hmelnicky Huch qoy’wI’ (Money Collector) / Qe’pa (A Youth)
Katie Jeffries SuvwI’ (Warrior)
Lily Kerrigan bel (Belle) / SaHHa’ghach (Apathy)
Casey Leffue SuvwI’ (Warrior) / meb (Guest)
Briana Manente marDa’ (Martha Cratchit) / Qob (A Youth)
Matthew Marcus QachIt (Bob Cratchit) / loDHom (Boy)
Charlene V. Smith DaHjaj qeylIS qa’ (Ghost of Kahless Present)
Jos. B. Musumeci, Jr. marlI’ (Jacob Marley)
Emily Ocasio pIq qeylIS qa’ (Ghost of Kahless Yet-to-Come)
Ethan Ocasio tImHom (Tiny Tim)
Aubri O’Connor Suy (Weapon Merchant)
Marc Okrand SQuja’ (Scrooge)
Amal Saade ’emlI’ (Mrs. Cratchit) / marja’ (Mrs. Fred)
Duyen Washington van (Fannie) / quvHa’ghach (Corruption) / ngevwI’ (Seller)
Rachel Wyman ben qeylIS qa’ (Ghost of Kahless Past)
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A Klingon Christmas Carol, the first play to be performed entirely in Klingon, began in 2007 at Chicago’s Commedia Beauregard theater and has been produced annually ever since. Written by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Sasha Warren and translated by Chris Lipscombe, it was originally translated by Laura Thurston, Bill Hendrick, and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. Lyrics to qu’wI’ are by Terrence Donnelly.