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Photo Flash: First Look At Matt Crowle In Goodman Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES

This holiday season, Goodman Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries-David Sedaris' "vivid, hilarious portrait of family Christmas with his deft combination of wicked humor and scalpel-sharp observation" (Chicago Magazine). Adapted by Joe Mantello and directed by longtime Goodman Artistic Associate Steve Scott, this "theatrical stocking stuffer" (Chicago Reader) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked. Chicago favorite Matt Crowle makes his Goodman debut in a solo performance as the strapped-for-cash struggling actor who takes a job as "Crumpet," an elf at Macy's Santaland-and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. The Santaland Diaries appears November 30 - December 30 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is December 6 at 7pm) in the Goodman's Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); tickets ($15-45; subject to change) go on sale today by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/Santaland. For "mature elves" only.

"I've been a fan of David Sedaris' unique voice and trenchant wit for many years now, and I'm thrilled to be able to bring that voice to the stage of the Owen Theatre," said Director Steve Scott, whose most recent Goodman credits include Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! and Christopher Durang's smash sensation Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. "I'm equally happy to be working again with Matt Crowle, whom I first directed years ago when he was my student at the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. Matt's now well-known comic sensibility is a perfect match for David's darkly hilarious take on one of our most esteemed Christmas traditions."

Matt Crowle's Broadway and national tour credits include Monty Python's Spamalot and Doctor Dolittlestarring Tommy Tune. Chicago and regional theater credits include Drury Lane Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago, Paramount Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Saint Michael's Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Skylight Music Theatre and The MUNY. His television credits include The Chi and Empire. Crowle is an Artistic Associate with Porchlight Music Theatre where, this winter, he'll star as all eight doomed members of the D'Ysquith Family in the Chicago premiere of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

Photo Credit: Erik Scanlon


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