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Dec 15 - 17 2023

A Queer Christmas Carol

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The Hum'n'bards Theater Troupe is thrilled to be partnering with The Painted Mug Cafe to bring back A Queer Christmas Carol, a retelling of the classic ghost story by Charles Dickens...but this time every character is gay.   On Christmas Eve, notorious miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who vow to make him see the error of his ways. Can Scrooge overcome his greed to become a good person? Is that the real problem here?   

Written by: CJ Higgins & Quinton J. Alexander 
Directed by: CJ Higgins   

Featuring: Paula Deen White as the Narrator 
Josh Hitchens as Ebenezer Scrooge 
Linden Curhart as the Ghost of Christmas Past/Tiny Tim 
Quanece Thomspon as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Fezziwig 
Geremy Webne-Behrman as the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come/Jacob Marley 
Stephanie Stoner as Bob Cratchit/Dick Wilkins 
Willow McGlone as Fred/Fan 
Twoey Truong as Belle/Mrs. Cratchit 
Quinton J. Alexander as Ensemble 
Jenn Adams as Ensemble    

This show will be presented in-person at The Painted Mug Cafe in South Philadelphia from December 15th-17th. All in-person attendees must wear masks, and masks will be required for entry into the venue.  

We are also providing a digital stream of the show from December 20th-January 1st! This is the perfect option for if you do not live in the area, want to remain isolated for safety reasons, or just want to watch the show again and again. To purchase digital streaming access, select the date range of Dec. 20 - Jan. 1st. You'll see the ticket prices are labeled "digital".  

This script contains onstage depictions of: 
Illness/tuberculosis symptoms, Child illness, Ghosts, Poverty/capitalism, Misgendering and deadnaming of a transgender/non-binary character, Abusive work environment  
And discussion/verbal description of: Parental homophobia (specifically an incident involving a child being caught by their parent wearing gender-non-conforming clothing and being punished for it), Death (including of a child and of a romantic partner), Prison/the prison industrial complex, Eugenics


CJ Higgins & Quinton J. Alexander
CJ Higgins
Estimated Run Time
90 Minutes
Show Type


The Painted Mug Cafe
1527 Jackson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
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