I saw Act One of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” last night. While it wasn’t my cup of tea (I wouldn’t enjoy an Italian opera either) if you like Star Trek, like avant-garde experimental things, or are a fan of someone in the cast (I thought Donald Volpenhein was interesting to watch even though of course I didn’t understand the Klingon language) you should check it out tonight when they’re offering a special deal 2 tickets for the price of one. For $20 you and a friend can see this unique show and decide for yourselves if you like it or not! Here’s what they said on their FaceBook page:
“Announcing special pricing for this Thursday, 12/12/13! We are offering two for one tickets at the door only! That’s right, $20 gets you and a friend admission to the unique Holiday event in the Cincinnati area! Please call 513-200-1350 for more details!”
Folks in attendance last night posted:
“Opening night was magnificent, a huge success! AND the creator of Klingon, Marc Okrand, was in the audience. The story (not your usual Christmas Carol story!), the acting, the language, were all superb. I recommend it to anyone interested in plays, Dickens, Star Trek, Klingons, or the Klingon language, or just for its geek appeal.”
And another FaceBook user said:
“Tonight… I went to see the opening night of A Klingon Christmas Carol at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. It was FANTASTIC. Great costumes, great acting, and according to Mark Okrand, who actually created the Klingon Language (and was in attendance) the Klingon pronunciation was great (considering first night nervousness). They had a Vulcan narrator and they put English subtitles on a supertitle monitor. I highly recommend going. They have 9 more shows.”
While I wouldn’t put it on a must-do list for me personally, it certainly was the kind of theatrical experience you probably won’t find anywhere else in town outside of the summertime Fringe Festival. Good effort to those involved!