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Mr dickens enjoying some punch. Photo: Grettel Cortes

Mr dickens enjoying some punch. Photo: Grettel Cortes

December 7 - 23, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Additional Saturday 12/23 at 2:00

$25 General Admission, $35 Generous Admission

**Thursday and Friday admission includes flaming punch!

"You absolutely should treat yourself to this evening of fabulous storytelling" (Fume of Sighs)

In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was as famous an actor as he was a writer--and his greatest successes were the performances he gave of his own work. In what has become a holiday tradition, ISC re-creates (with more than a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading given by Mr. Dickens himself.

Based on the novelist’s own adaptation, A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS is performed by ISC co-founder David Melville as Charles Dickens, playing nearly every character in the story. The LA Weekly said, “David Melville has an almost preternatural gift for wry understatement and comic timing.”The production features musical accompaniment and dramatic interjections by an American actress, played by Kalean Ung. Togeher, they conjure up an evening full of ghosts, music & romance.

Design by Janet Le

Design by Janet Le


Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $45 General Admission, $75 VIP Experience
18 and older, please.

Never seen a subversive holiday show hosted by a band that spun off from the Shakespeare play The Comedy of Errors? Dr Pinch and the Pinchtones are back for the ISC holiday vaudeville that includes swing music, offensive humor, nudity...and a visit from Krampus. It's definitely not for the Kinder, and it may be best to designate a driver. VIP tickets includes complimentary drinks, table seating, and a specially curated gift. But don't worry, everyone gets to play hide the pickle!

The Pinchtones are:  Mary Goodchild, Jim Lang, Garret Lang, David Melville, and Ashley Nguyen. 

Additional performers include: Jose Acain, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Tonya Kaye, Nathan Nonhoff, Patrick Batiste, Dave Beukers, Gerald McGrory, Bill Elsman, Bukola Ogunmola, Kalean Ung, Darian Ramirez, April Fritz, Evan Lewis Smith. Stage Managed by Jenny Jihee Park.

 Experience the Pinchtones here.

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Gift Certificate to All's Well That Ends Well

Give the gift of Shakespeare to a loved one! They will receive a gift certificate for TWO TICKETS to our upcoming production of All's Well That Ends Well (March 22 - April 22) along with instructions on how to redeem their seats and a note from you. They can pick any performance, provided it is not sold out at the time of the request. Thank you!