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About The Santaland Diaries

For mature elves only.

Strapped for cash at holiday time, an actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland—and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. Brimming "with Sedaris' wicked humor" (Chicago magazine), this delightfully irreverent “theatrical stocking stuffer” (Chicago Reader) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

By David Sedaris

Adapted by Joe Mantello

Directed by Steve Scott

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Recommended for mature audiences.

A vivid, hilarious portrait of family Christmas.
Chicago Magazine
Funny, campy, foul-mouthed and festive.
Chicago Reader
There's nobody quite like David Sedaris.
The Guardian

Goodman Theatre in the Albert- Owen Theater

170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60611

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