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Watch out for our Off-night shows at special ticket prices. North Coast Rep’s Off-night theatre is always a blast, offerring a variety of shows from comedy nights to special one-night only productions.
North Coast Repertory Theatre and Theatre Impro presents:
Back by Popular Demand!!!
December 16th & 17th @ 7:30pm
A holiday comedy inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. This is a Winter Holiday show built on vivid narration and rich characters inspired by the books of Charles Dickens all of it improvised. Comic portraits, cruel melodrama and humane charity of heartbreaking tenderness explode onto the teeming streets of Victorian London. Coincidence, redemption and the spirit of Christmas drive the plot as one might expect from a holiday show with Dickens in the title. In An Dickens UnScripted, the entire ensemble shares storytelling duties. As in the Royal Shakespeare Companys classic production of Nicholas Nickleby, any character can take over the narration at any time. The exciting difference is that no cast member knows in advance who will wind up a street urchin or doting aunt, sailor or jailer, judge or kindly chestnut-seller-who-turns-out-to-be-the-missing-heir-to-a-large-fortune. Inventive, surprising theatre where anything can happen is what does happen in Dickens UnScripted. It is a show where keen imaginations steeped in Dickens and Christmas work feverishly to create theatre on the spot. The pace is swift, and the performers are pushed to the peak of their abilities as they attempt to juggle character, plot and staging all at once.
A Dickens UnScripted is a holiday treat that is never, ever the same story twice and gives fans of A Christmas Carol a whole new way to celebrate the season!
90 minutes with a 10 minute interval. Usually a 45 minute first half and a 35 minute second half.