A Queer Carol

A Queer Carol
by Joe Godfrey

Productions (20)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m, 1 either (9-10 actors possible: 2-3 f, 6-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A unit set. There should be a bed or chaise on one side on the stage and an area that serves as an office on the other.

A Queer Carol
by Joe Godfrey

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Productions (20)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m, 1 either (9-10 actors possible: 2-3 f, 6-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A unit set. There should be a bed or chaise on one side on the stage and an area that serves as an office on the other.

A contemporary gay re-telling of the Dickens classic that delves into the downward spiral of Ben Scrooge and Jake Marley, who were partners in life as well as in their interior design business. With Marilyn Monroe as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and Bob Cratchit's partner Tim living with HIV, there are twists aplenty. And yet, this honest and moving adaptation remains surprisingly faithful to the spirit of the original with its sense of wonder and Christmas spirit.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

A contemporary gay re-telling of the Dickens classic that delves into the downward spiral of Ben Scrooge and Jake Marley, who were partners in life as well as in their interior design business. With Marilyn Monroe as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and Bob Cratchit's partner Tim living with HIV, there are twists aplenty. And yet, this honest and moving adaptation remains surprisingly faithful to the spirit of the original with its sense of wonder and Christmas spirit.

  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m, 1 either (9-10 actors possible: 2-3 f, 6-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A unit set. There should be a bed or chaise on one side on the stage and an area that serves as an office on the other.

Published Reviews

"A reason not to pass up the fruitcake this holiday season! A realistic and sensitive depiction of gay life that honors Dickens' message of love, goodwill and charity. It's welcome entertainment for anyone who just can't sit through another airing of A Christmas Story or It's a Wonderful Life!"

Adrienne Onofri, CurtainUp

"A refreshing contemporary take on the classic story -- full of laughter, but also full of heart! This adaptation is surprisingly effective, infusing the holiday classic with camp sensibility without losing the spirit and meaning of the story!"

Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania

"You'll laugh and cry and cheer! Joe Godfrey's crafty and beautifully crafted deviation of Dickens will certainly become a staple in this city -- perhaps even nudging the Rockettes aside!"

Doric Wilson, On the Purple Circuit

"The hippest, funniest and warmest stage version of Dickens' story that I've come across this year! You won't find a more good natured or warmhearted holiday treat anywhere in New York."

Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

Production History

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Location
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 03, 2016
Metropolitan Community Church Of Tampa
Tampa, FL United States
Metropolitan Community Church Of Tampa Tampa, FL United States
NOV 13, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Desert Rose Productions, Inc.
Rancho Mirage, CA United States
Desert Rose Productions, Inc. Rancho Mirage, CA United States
DEC 12, 2013 - DEC 14, 2013
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre
Decatur, IL United States
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre Decatur, IL United States
DEC 17, 2010 - DEC 19, 2010
Emerging Artists Theatre
New York, NY United States
Emerging Artists Theatre New York, NY United States
DEC 03, 2010 - DEC 19, 2010
Theatre Out
Santa Ana, CA United States
Theatre Out Santa Ana, CA United States
NOV 26, 2010 - DEC 20, 2010
Unhinged Productions
Houston, TX United States
Unhinged Productions Houston, TX United States
DEC 12, 2008 - DEC 13, 2008
Theatre Decatur
Decatur, GA United States
Theatre Decatur Decatur, GA United States
DEC 05, 2008 - DEC 20, 2008
StageQ, Inc.
Madison, WI United States
StageQ, Inc. Madison, WI United States
NOV 28, 2008 - DEC 07, 2008
Theatre Decatur
Decatur, GA United States
Theatre Decatur Decatur, GA United States
NOV 14, 2008 - NOV 23, 2008
Emerald Theatre Company
Memphis, TN United States
Emerald Theatre Company Memphis, TN United States
DEC 19, 2007 - DEC 19, 2007
Emerging Artists Theatre
New York, NY United States
Emerging Artists Theatre New York, NY United States
NOV 28, 2006 - JAN 01, 2007
New Conservatory Theatre Center
San Francisco, CA United States
New Conservatory Theatre Center San Francisco, CA United States
DEC 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Wilton Manor Theater
Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States
Wilton Manor Theater Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States
DEC 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Alternative Theatre of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ United States
Alternative Theatre of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ United States
DEC 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Suncoast Theatre
St. Petersburg, FL United States
Suncoast Theatre St. Petersburg, FL United States
DEC 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Emerald Theatre
Memphis, TN United States
Emerald Theatre Memphis, TN United States
DEC 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Seven Stages Theater
Atlanta, GA United States
Seven Stages Theater Atlanta, GA United States
DEC 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre New York, NY United States
DEC 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre New York, NY United States
DEC 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
New Phoenix Theater (workshop)
Buffalo, NY United States
New Phoenix Theater (workshop) Buffalo, NY United States
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NOV 13, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Desert Rose Productions, Inc.
Rancho Mirage, CA United States
Desert Rose Productions, Inc. Rancho Mirage, CA United States
NOV 26, 2010 - DEC 20, 2010
Unhinged Productions
Houston, TX United States
Unhinged Productions Houston, TX United States
NOV 28, 2006 - JAN 01, 2007
New Conservatory Theatre Center
San Francisco, CA United States
New Conservatory Theatre Center San Francisco, CA United States

Awards (1)

Pick of the Week, nytheatre.com (Dec. 2001)