‘A Klingon Christmas Carol’ Translates Dickens’ Scrooge Fable to ‘Star Trek’ Universe for Fifth Chicago Season

Be still, my nerdy heart. (The other heart can go on beating.)

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 1.19.34 PMWritten by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Sasha Warren, A Klingon Christmas Carol is the first play ever to have been performed entirely in the Klingon language. The made-up tongue was developed for the Star Trek universe by Marc Okrand from basic elements created by actor James Doohan (“Scotty”) for the first Trek film, 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Birthed as a one-time fundraiser in 2007, A Klingon Christmas Carol became popular, and three years later, when it was expanded and played its first Chicago engagement, Okrand himself was engaged to introduce new Klingon words just for the show. (The language is actually called “tlhIngan Hol,” as obsessive Trekkers know.) —Classicalite.