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The Santaland Diaries: Greeting children and judging their parents

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By Actors Theatre

Artistic director Les Waters and managing director Kevin Moore announce a new production of “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello and directed by Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough.

Delightfully irreverent and packed with David Sedaris’s signature wit,
“The Santaland Diaries” is a holiday classic for those of who prefer to drink their eggnog spiked. “The Santaland Diaries” will preview Dec. 1 and 2, open Dec. 3, and runs through Dec. 23 in the Victor Jory Theatre.

As the Christmas countdown begins, a newly-hired elf enters the coldest circle of retail hell: Macy’s Santaland. In real life, Crumpet the Elf is an unemployed actor, but now he’s hard at work, greeting children, judging their parents and giving the audience a hilarious behind-the-scenes tour of the North Pole. Packed with David Sedaris’s signature wit—and starring Actors Theatre favorite Nathan Keepers.

Actors Theatre is pleased to welcome audience favorite Nathan Keepers (Peter and the Starcatcher, “Love’s Labour’s Lost”) back to the stage in a comedic tour-de-force as Crumpet the Elf. “The Santaland Diaries” marks Keeper’s eighth appearance onstage at Actors and his third production with director Meredith McDonough.

Actors Theatre’s production of “The Santaland Diaries” will feature scenic design by William Boles (“Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika”), costume design by Mike Floyd (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Portland Center Stage; “All’s Well That Ends Well” at Yale Repertory Theatre), lighting design by Paul Toben (“Airness, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”) and sound design by Paul Doyle (“365 Days/365 Plays; Oh Gastronomy!”).

Actors Theatre
is committed to providing an accessible theater going experience and offers an open captioned
performance 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and an audio described performance Dec. 10 at
4 p.m. during the run of “The Santaland Diaries.”

For more information on the Actors Theatre facilities
and all services offered, visit ActorsTheatre.org. Tickets are on sale
to the public starting at $50 and can be purchased by calling the Actors Theatre box office at (502) 584-1205 or online at ActorsTheatre.org. Special ticket offers for groups of 10
or more are available by calling (502)
585-1210.