THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns to TheaterWorks, 12/4-12/23

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns to TheaterWorks, 12/4-12/23

The SantaLand Diaries is a merrily subversive holiday comedy about an out of work writer who takes a job as an elf at Macy's Department Store writen by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello. Last seen on Hartford's TheaterWorks stage in 2005, this hysterically funny holiday classic will be directed by Rob Ruggiero. Jeff Kready (Broadway's Billy Elliot and Goodspeed's Carousel) stars as Crumpet, the sardonic Yuletide elf. The SantaLand Diaries is the perfect antidote to the season's usual heartwarming holiday fare.

The production's design team includes Michael Lenaghan (Sets), Peg Carbonneau (Costumes), Stephen Quandt (Lights) and Mike Miceli (Sound). Production Manager is Michael Lenaghan.

Crumpet, a wickedly funny elf, is back in this strange-but-true account of adventures in holiday retailing. This delightfully thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris exposes the seamy underside of Santa's workshop when a down and out-of-work cynical writer desperately takes a job as a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch.

The SantaLand Diaries runs from December 4 through December 23. Performances are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7:30PM, and on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM. Weekend matinees are at 2:30PM.

The Lobby and Gallery of American Art, sponsored by The Hartford Financial Services Group, opens 90 minutes prior to curtain; seating starts 60 minutes prior. TheaterWorks is located at 233 Pearl Street in Downtown Hardford.

General admission tickets are $40, subscriber tickets are $30. Senior discounts are available for Saturday matinees for $35. Center reserved service charge is $13. College-aged student rush tickets are $17 (with valid ID, subject to availablility.)

No one under the age of 16 is allowed in the theater for this show. For tickets, call 860-527-7838. Holiday parties and discounts are available for groups. Call for details. For more information, visit

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