Synopsis

A Christmas Twist

A Christmas Twist $11.99

The Illegitimate Players

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

5 Male 2 Female

An irreverently funny collage of characters and storylines from Charles Dickens intertwining a bevy of Dickensian favorites - Fagin and Mr Bumble, as well as Scrooge, the Cratchits, and the requisite Ghosts of various Christmases

Mr Bumble, the workhouse beadle, is the nephew of Ebeneezer Scrooge, who coincidentally owns the orphanage made famous in the original Oliver Twist

Bumble winds up selling the young lad, herein nicknamed Tiny for obviously comic purposes, to Fagin, who ends up losing him on his first job

Whereupon Tiny is adopted by the Cratchit family

Act 2 incorporates all of these oddballs and nutcases into Scrooge's traditional visit from the specters who bring about his soulful transformation and an ending chock full of revelations and comeuppances galore

A rip-roaring holiday comedy classic ...

REVIEWS

"... a very funny satire of Dickensian excesses about Christmas and poor people and the rich people who don't care about them ... A Christmas Twist is bursting with cruel humor that makes a desperately needed mockery of Christmas sentimentality. It's perfect theatre for the holiday season" ~ Wayne Scott, Windy City Times

" ... a welcome orgy of irreverence for anyone who finds Christmas a grueling experience" ~ Albert Williams

"The Illegitimate Players are universally adept at creating rich, deep comic characterizations, combining the energy and spontaneous humor of improv with the intellectually pleasing thoughtfulness of well-crafted satire" ~ Brian J Hieggelke, New City

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