Stage and Cinema
Review: A Christmas Twist
by Jason Rohrer
Please Sir, we want some more.
SeaGlass Theatre only does one show a year, which is remarkable, since they’re such a spirited bunch. For instance, it’s a shame to miss Paul Stroili any time he’s onstage: I’ve seen him do outrageously good work in good productions, like the last SeaGlass offering, Steven Berkoff‘s Kvetch…
By Deborah Dodge
An unusual blend of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, this play parodies and yet still honors the two great stories, while peppering in perfectly placed modern jokes that even the most hip, technologically advanced tween will get..
From some of the wacky minds that brought forth Of Grapes and Nuts, which tweaked John Steinbeck’s greatest works, comes this irreverently funny collage of characters and storylines first put to paper by the pen of Charles Dickens. Authors Doug Armstrong and Keith Cooper, joined by Maureen Morley, have intertwined a bevy of Dickensian favorites—Fagin and Mr. Bumble, as well as Scrooge, the Cratchits, and the requisite Ghosts of various Christmases—resulting in a rip-roaring holiday classic.
Seaglass Theatre Co is full of the Dickens this holiday season. They are not doling out A Christmas Carol or Oliver Twist but A Christmas Twist, a 1991 sendup by Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper and Maureen Morley that contains plot elements of both classics shuffled together to much comic effect. This is no great work of literature to be sure, but a laugh fest? Guaranteed. Now at the Big Victory Theatre through December 16, Paul Stroili has smoothly directed a delightfully delectable cast for your enjoyment…
SeaGlass Theatre is delighted to support the Be Your Own Superhero Foundation, donating 50% of all proceeds of tickets purchased for A Christmas Twist (with the code: cape) to this wonderful organization.
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