Debbie Does Dickens

New, Randomocracy

From the creators of “The Devil’s Dictionary in Miss Jones” and “8 ½” . . .

When the prolific and the profligate meet, sparks fly! A foreign exchange program brings our well-spoken Londoner, Charles “Big Pip” Dickens to Texas, where his host family offers a veritable smorgasbord of Little Debbie snack cakes, great expectorations, and other gustatory delights. Our heroine, aka “The Tail of Two Cities (Dallas/Fort Worth),” puts her postgrad work in literature to good use. “Just close your eyes and think of England,” and soon the Union Jack is flying in a stiff breeze.

Thus inspired, Big Pip reworks his earlier oeuvre into “The QuickieWick Papers” and “Brick House.” Meanwhile, he and Debbie have at it with Miss Havisham, Fagin sees how the other half lives (and gets his name changed), The Artful Dodger can’t avoid a fate worse than death, and Tiny Tim loses the cane.

A Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Production, with funding from the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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