Recommended for adults only, this one-man-show features strong, sometimes coarse language and references to adult situations.
The Santaland Diaries
Written by David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
Directed by Suzy Newman
December 8 – December 15, 2018
Sat, Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm Sun, Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm
Kevin Harris returns for his fifth year as Crumpet the Elf in this holiday cult classic!
When a down-on-his luck wannabe actor arrives in New York City at the end of the year, the only employment he can find is at Macy’s department store — working in “Santaland” for the holiday season, as a reluctant, but relentlessly cheerful, elf. Newly christened “Crumpet”, our clever anti-hero shares his observations of the mayhem in front of and behind the scenes during one chaotic December, from aggressive parents and drunken Santas, to flirtatious actors, poor hygiene, and the racially-charged hazards of being a “Pointer Elf.”
Based on his beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries is a wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season. The perfect Christmas treat for grownups, this one-man show has become an annual tradition!
The Santaland Diaries runs approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.
A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing.
– NY Times
A sardonic, merrily subversive tale—just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!
– NY Newsday
Michael & Maryellen Simkins
Toast of the Town
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.