The SantaLand Diaries
by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello
Directed by Eric Schmiedl
Presented by PlayhouseSquare at the 14th Street Theatre
The SantaLand Diaries, by best-selling author David Sedaris, is a one-man show about an out of work actor in New York City taking a job as Crumpet, a Macy’s Christmas elf, in 1989. As thousands of customers come through his display, our elf teaches parents and children the realities of holiday cheer. Now in his fifties, Crumpet’s hilarious recount of the trials and tribulations that the Holidays bring is sure to bring a smile to even the grouchiest face!
Looking to cast David/Crumpet:
Description: Male, 40 – 50, any ethnicity. Smart. Clever. Blunt. A quick witted, squirrely Scrooge. Like a modern-day Jonathan Swift, he is a storyteller who employs irony and humor to construct his keen observations about contemporary American culture. He is oftentimes mean-spirited on the outside, but this attitude only masks an unwavering sense of empathy and a heart of gold which he finds through the course of this journey. Continue reading