Back by popular demand, THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with the universally praised Aaron Wilton reprising the role of Crumpet the Elf! For mature elves only, this play takes you to the heart of Macy’s Santaland of 1989 and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any adult will appreciate. Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann will direct this year’s holiday romp with a Press Opening on Friday December 5, 2014.
THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. He grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike.
This wickedly funny tale is based on the outlandish, and true, chronicles of humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display. Witty, sardonic and unpredictable, mercilessly cutting through the Christmas spirit to point out the insane things we humans do during the holidays, Sedaris stands up for the Grinch in each of us.
THE SANTALAND DIARIES: December 3-27, 2014
Capital Stage is located in Midtown Sacramento at 2215 J Street
For tickets call 916-995-5464 or visit capstage.org
ADVISORY: For Mature Audiences