You are commenting using your WordPress. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It is a humorous account of Sedaris’ stint working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at Macy’s department store. You might enjoy watching this real life clip of actual elves. Archived from the original pdf on Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners.

Email required Address never made public. The Santaland Diaries is a hoot because it turns Christmas on its head. He sometimes takes out his frustrations on the worst of them, many of whom often deserve it. The tale was first performed as a monologue by Sedaris on National Public Radio in The play is sometimes performed as a sort of John Waters meets Cher dish session. Bussett, Directed by Tony Simotes. You can add up to 10 elements, position them left or right, change vertical position, change icon img, background color and more Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections.

Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit syonpsis this site. Salinger thrown in, especially in the segment that details the rules and regulations for Elves.

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The actual Santaland draws tens of thousands. Shnopsis are commenting using your WordPress. When he is ordered, after refusing, to sing “Away in a Manger” for a child, he complies, but performs santalad as sultry jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday. The tale was first performed as a monologue by Sedaris on National Public Radio in While Dickens has his principal character move through ordeals involving ghosts, the Sedaris character must suffer the ordeal of negotiating the modern workplace.

Peter Davenport — Crumpet the Elf. Peter Davenport as Crumpet is always in motion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Crumpet describes it as a “fluffy wonderland,” and it is certainly over the top, but at the same time it is as charming and magical as any fantasy Christmas village. Crumpet the Elf tells all. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work.

December, at the Elayne P. The Christmas tree onstage is a little askew, and that should be taken as something of a warning.

Santaland Diaries

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Even in the face of crying, vomiting and urinating children, the worst of the visitors to this styrofoam world have to be the clueless and insensitive parents. Long Dairies Theatre website. He says that the play asks you to remember the holidays as they really were, not as you dreamed them to be. While Sedaris’ trademark flat delivery is funny, santalahd stage adaptation allows for larger-than-life actor Wade McCollum, ably directed by Wendy Knox, to bring the tale to three-dimensional life.

Ryan Costello as Crumpet Ensemble: Scenic designer Jessica Ford’s Santaland display is shiny and red, with cozy cottages with peppermint stick columns and snow-covered rooftops synopwis ready for reindeer.

Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle.

But he is hired, despite a failed drug test and not being a dwarf, applicants who seem to be a high priority. At first the diagies is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. He pours wine, fiddles with the canapes, fluffs pillows, tunes the radio, and even plays the piano and sings during the course of the minute show. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections. It is a characterization and concept that is perfect for the times. Join us onstage for a Christmas Karaoke Party following every evening sxntaland The story recognizes that there are others like its author, a single gay man and an aspiring writer living alone in New York City, who are not engaged in and do not identify with the Cratchit family lifestyle.

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Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike.

Diraies is perfect to fill out usually unused side space on webpages with some additional messages, videos, social widgets In fact, we think you should see BOTH! After a story about an overbearing Santa or a borderline-abusive mother, he turns to the audience with santa,and twinkle in his eye and a look that plag, “Can you believe it?

Archived from the original pdf on Davenport strolls, skips, ambles, and walks from stage left to right, sits, stands, sprawls, straddles, squats, crouches, and even speaks some lines with his feet in midair. He takes the elf name of Crumpet. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing. Assigned to the Santa picture taking station, he hears one mother yell: Retrieved from ” https: Preview of that show here.