The Santaland Diaries

12/1/2016 - 12/17/2016
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage
"The Santaland Diaries" — Dec. 1 to 17, 2016

 

Running Dec. 1 to 17, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Dec. 1, 8 and 15 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Dec. 3, 10 and 17 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Dec. 4 and 11 — at 1:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

"The Santaland Diaries" — Dec. 1 to 17, 2016

"The Santaland Diaries"
A comedy by David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello

Directed by Melanie YC Pepe

Before he became a best-selling writer and humorist, David Sedaris worked at Macy's in New York City during Christmastime. Based on his experiences there, Sedaris wrote a semi-autobiographical monologue, originally for radio, that has since evolved into the one-man play The Santaland Diaries. In keeping with Sedaris’s sardonic and satirical style, The Santaland Diaries is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like.

We meet a jaded, 30-something, out-of-work actor/slacker who 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, “Crumpet the Elf” becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike

The Santaland Diaries is a funny, touching — and twisted! — one-man show that takes a weary-eyed look at "the most wonderful time of the year."

Audience advisory: For mature elves only! Due to adult language and themes, this play is not suitable for children.

Adapted from the essays he originally wrote and performed on National Public Radio's Morning Edition in 1992, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries premiered at the Atlantic Theatre in New York City on Nov. 7, 1996, and played for 63 performances before closing on Dec. 29, 1996. The production was directed by Joe Mantello and starred Timothy Olyphant.

The Santaland Diaries is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $22

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $16 on Thursday, Dec. 1 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$8 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Dec. 1
$22 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$20 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for college students (with current I.D.)

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99
$16 per ticket for group of 100 or larger

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

PATRICK MICHAEL DUKEMAN
Crumpet the Elf

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MELANIE YC PEPE
Director

JARED SPARKS
Stage Manager

JARED SPARKS and MELANIE YC PEPE
Properties Co-Designers

CHRISTOPHER PEPE
Sound Designer

ROB PECK
Scenic Designer

JOHN CATLOS
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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