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Amanda Blake
Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot
Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot

As irresponsible as it may be to encourage drinking at this time of year, you are more likely to enjoy “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre if you toss back a few Tiny Tim-tinis or Scroogedrivers at the lobby bar beforehand. And not because your “naughtiest misdeed” — which you’ll be encouraged to write down on a slip of paper (anonymously) — might end up in the show. It’s because the cold light of sobriety doesn’t necessarily flatter the hit-or-miss humor of this holiday confection by Chicago’s the Second City, back at the Douglas for a second year. Directed, as before, by Marc Warzecha, it...

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