The SantaLand Diaries

Critics

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Reviews: 1

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Fri Dec 13, 8:00pm
Sat Dec 14, 8:00pm
Sun Dec 15, 3:00pm
Fri Dec 20, 8:00pm

"A sardonic, merrily subversive tale—just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!" NY Newsday. When it was first broadcast on National Public Radio, The SantaLand Diaries generated more requests for tapes than any story in This American Life’s history except the death of Red Barber. Timothy Olyphant brought the story to life on stage off-Broadway, and for the fourth year in a row Patrick Censoplano dons the candy-cane tights for a Santa Monica Playhouse holiday celebration in this outrageously funny one-man play from NPR’s well-loved humorist David Sedaris about the author’s experiences as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy’s department store in New York City, taking a wry look at how the holiday season brings out the best – and the worst – in us all.

November 30th through December 20th  (No Performance October 3)

Toast the Holidays! Your ticket includes a pre-show glass of champagne or non-alcoholic eggnog.

"A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing." NY Times

Reviews

Gil Kaan

Humorist David Sedaris' Christmas classic THE SANTALAND DIARIES receives a successfully fun mounting by the Santa Monica Playhouse. Sedaris fills his one-man show with loads of different characters , which a charismatic Patrick Censoplano effortlessly handles. Censoplano seamlessly morphs and delineates into dozens of characters via his varied modification of body language and assortment of accented-lined deliveries.

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Gil Kaan

Humorist David Sedaris' Christmas classic THE SANTALAND DIARIES receives a successfully fun mounting by the Santa Monica Playhouse. Sedaris fills his one-man show with loads of different characters , which a charismatic Patrick Censoplano effortlessly handles. Censoplano seamlessly morphs and delineates into dozens of characters via his varied modification of body language and assortment of accented-lined deliveries.

sweet - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review