In the mood for a classic holiday tale of comfort and joy? Sedaris once worked as a department store elf, and like a stale candy cane, the job left an odd taste in his mouth. But lucky for us, Sedaris turned his experience as Crumpet the Elf into "Santaland Diaries," which he first read from on Morning Edition in Hearing Sedaris as Crumpet on Morning Edition has become a reliable favorite.
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Our Plays The Santaland Diaries. Topher Payne takes over the role of Crumpet in our 19th year of Santaland Diaries! Click here to read the exclusive in the AJC. The Santaland Diaries runs 90 minutes with no intermission. The play contains mature content and is not recommended for children.
Have you seen The Santaland Diaries at Horizon before? His remedy for the saccharine overdose he endures in his never-endingly exuberant job is to tell all — giving us a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santas and elves. Though definitely not your traditional stocking stuffer, this caustic Christmas carol is a laughter-spiked antidote to the holiday blues. David Sedaris may well be the closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star.
Call Become a Horizon Theatre Usher! Click here to email us. Buy early for best pricing. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating. Playwright — David Sedaris. Director — Jeff Adler.
Prop Designers — Kathryn Muse. Stage Manager — Julianna M. The Santaland Diaries is acerbic and totally just for adults. It resides in Little Five Points and probably has some stories to tell about the quirky neighborhood. The supporting cast does a fantastic job of taking on different characters relying mostly on facial expressions and body language. Harold M. Uploaded : Santaland
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It is a humorous account of Sedaris' stint working as a Christmas elf in "Santaland" at Macy's department store. Mantello's adaptation has since become a seasonal staple of regional, college and high-school theatre. Although Sedaris has claimed that the account is true, fact-checking by This American Life and others in the wake of the Mike Daisey Foxconn controversy has clouded the issue. Heard fact-checked various aspects of Sedaris's stories, including Santaland Diaries , and found that several aspects were exaggerated and manufactured, although Sedaris did work in Macy's during the time period represented. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Washington Post.