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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19 2010

Charles Dickens's holiday classic undergoes a Trekkie makeover in this version by Minnesota's Commedia Beauregard, performed entirely in the Klingon language. Clad in impressive Comic-Con-grade costumes, the cast hock, grunt, and spit their way through the story of Scrooge's redemption--whose Klingon title translates as Feast of the Long Night Song. Director Christopher Kidder chooses to play most of it straight, and the result resembles Kabuki. Even with supertitles, it helps to have some grounding in sci-fi lore. Full-fledged Star Trek fans will obviously have a leg up. For the rest of us, it's a surreal, perplexing, fascinating visit from the Ghost of Pop References Past. --Dan Jakes

Price: $32

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