David Waddell, a city councilman in Indian Trail, N.C. (pop. 33,518) announced his resignation from the town council with a four line letter written in Klingon, ending with the Klingon phrase for “Perhaps today is a good day (to) resign.” Waddell, who is midway through his first term on the council, has said that he can be more effective as a citizen attendee and also needs more time mount a write-in campaign on the Constitution Party’s platform for Kay Hagan’s U.S. Senate seat. His resignation becomes effective on January 31, 2014.
The Commedia Beauregard will be performing A Klingon Christmas Carol from November 26-December 19 at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. This version of Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol is adapted to reflect the Klingon Code of the Warrior and has been translated into Klingon. Tickets are normally $32, but on November 29, bringing a canned food donation will allow a $10 discount and three canned food items will allow a free ticket.
U, the first opera to be written in Klingon, is scheduled to debut in The Hague, The Netherlands for a three night run on September 10 at the Zeebelt Theatre. The opera will play in Frankfurt later this month. U was written by Floris Schoenfeld and Marc Okrand and tells the story of Kahless the Unforgettable, the first Klingon emperor.
The Washington Shakespeare Company will be performing excerpts from the Shex’pir plays Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing in the original Klingon. Actors will be speaking lines in both Klingon and English for the company’s annual benefit on September 25 at the Rosslyn Spectrum in Arlington, Virginia. George Takei is scheduled to make a guest appearance at the event. Tickets begin at $150.