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Theater: 'The Santaland Diaries' Full of Laughter and Mirth

The Blank Theatre Company brings back 'The Santaland Diaries' with Nicholas Brendon.
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The one-man play Santaland Diaries is based on a David Sedaris essay "SantaLand Diaries," which made its NPR debut in 1992. In the segment, Sedaris recounts his funny-sad experiences as a desperate, out-of-work writer who takes a job as an elf at Macy's department store during one Christmas season.

The Blank Theatre Company retells Sedaris' humorous tale of woe as it brings back The Santaland Diaries with Nicholas Brendon—yes, Xander from Buffy—for a limited engagement for the Christmas season.

Directed by Michael Matthews, the play follows the writer David and his alter ego Crumpet the Elf, who takes the Macy's gig out of desperation and the need to eat. As the countdown to Santa's big day marches on, Crumpet gets a little more bitter about the holiday marketing season and once in awhile takes his frustrations out on moms, dads and the kids themselves.