Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris

Starring David Yen

It’s the Holiday Season, and an out of work slacker (played with devilish merriment once again by David Yen) 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. Taking 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. This one-man, tour-de-force culminates with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill just before his employment runs out.

"A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing." —NY Times


Studio Theatre

Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2014

Limited, 6-performance engagement!

Show contains adult themes.

Alcohol is served as part of the performance.  Only patrons 21 years and older may partake of the alcohol during the performance.