The Santaland Diaries

11/29/2019 - 12/29/2019
7:30 PM

Goodman Theatre - The Owen


"The Santaland Diaries"

If your Christmas vibe is more Bad Santa than It’s a Wonderful Life, then this one-man show based on David Sedaris’s famous essay about working as a department store elf will be just your cup of (heavily spiked) eggnog. Dealing with screaming kids, rude parents and suspect Santas, Crumpet the Elf resorts to sarcasm and snark to stay sane — and off of the “naughty” list.

Strapped for cash, a struggling actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland—and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. Brimming “with [David] Sedaris’ wicked humor” (Chicago magazine), this “sweetly snarky holiday treat” (Daily Herald) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.


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