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The Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris | Recommended for mature audiences due to language and subject matter

This outrageous holiday comedy stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Claus, who recounts his true-life tale of being an out-of-work writer doing a stint as a Macy’s department store elf. His encounters, as an Elf during the season of forced joy, have become a delightful cult classic for those in need of a holly-jolly antidote! A delightfully absurd look at the commercial Christmas season, Sedaris’ sharp and hilarious observations have rapidly become one of the nation’s most popular holiday shows.

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By David Sedaris

Recommended for mature audiences due to language and subject matter

This outrageous holiday comedy stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Claus, who recounts his true-life tale of being an out-of-work writer doing a stint as a Macy’s department store elf. His encounters, as an Elf during the season of forced joy, have become a delightful cult classic for those in need of a holly-jolly antidote! A delightfully absurd look at the commercial Christmas season, Sedaris’ sharp and hilarious observations have rapidly become one of the nation’s most popular holiday shows.

Please Note: An Open-Caption Performance of this production will be available on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00pm.

Barter Theatre does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office.

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Rusty Allen
Crumpet

Richard Rose
Director

Helen Stratakes
Set Designer

Derek Smith
Set Designer

Alice Sullivan
Costume Designer

Camille Davis
Lighting Designer

Tony Angelini
Sound Designer

Whitney Kaibel
Wig & Makeup Designer

Karen N. Rowe
Stage Manager

Victoria L. Sutton
Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager

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  • invitations for two complimentary seats at each opening performance at Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre and Stage II, including galas
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  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
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  • All previous tiers plus
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  • invitation to Theatre Thursdays, a luncheon & discussion series giving you an insider’s view of Barter Theatre
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