Center Theatre Group and The Second City are assembling a collection of special guests to drop in to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a surprise cameo appearance in The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!”
The partial list of guest stars includes Casey Affleck, Diedrich Bader, Gregg Binkley, Mindy Cohn, Mike Hagerty, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Karn, Keegan-Michael Key, Matthew Modine, Rhea Perlman, Paul Provenza, Danny Pudi, Yakov Smirnoff, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Reginald VelJohnson and Fred Willard. Written bySecond City alumni, Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort (both formerly of “The Colbert Report”), The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” opens December 12, 2013, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Previews begin December 8 and performances will run through December 29, 2013.
Directed by Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) the permanent cast features Second City alumni Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, Ithamar Enriquez, Brendan Jennings, Joe Liss, Jaime Moyer and Ron West.
Created in collaboration with CTG, The Second City’s satirical twist on Dickens features Scrooge, the Cratchits and all the time-traveling ghosts normally found in this uplifting holiday fare. “Twist Your Dickens!” also breathes new life into the classic tale of hope and redemption with an ever changing offering of audience confessions that can send the improvisational actors careening into situations and subjects that would make a TMZ producer blush (the recommended age for this production is 16 and above).