The Santaland Diaries at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC

Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 6:45 PM
  • Show Type: Theater
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    No Minimum Purchase
David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello
Directed by Lynn Sharp Spears
Runtime 80 mins

For a deliriously funny adult night out during the holidays, join the Drafthouse Comedy Theater for The Santaland Diaries. Cameron Folmar, as Crumpet the Elf, will entertain you with this “delightfully cynical” one man show. A hilarious one act play, the script celebrates the desperation of unemployment, the insanity of Christmas shopping, and the ineffable “cheer” of the holiday spirit. The Santaland Diaries is a sarcastic, deliciously cynical way for adults to celebrate the holidays.

About the Performance:
An out of work, middle-aged writer in need of holiday cash decides to trade his dignity for a pair of jingling shoes and takes a job as an elf at Macy’s Department Store. Besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego are not exactly compatible. His remedy is to tell all—giving us a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santa’s elves. Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd and hilarious encounters with his fellow man at the height of the holiday crunch. Though definitely not your traditional stocking stuffer, this unexpected Christmas present is a laughter-spiked antidote to the holiday blues.
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