Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Santaland Diaries returns to Woolfe Street Playhouse this weekend

Here comes Santa, err, Crumpet

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 4:36 PM

click to enlarge Robbie Thomas is Crumpet the Elf, one of Santa's helpers in a Macy's dept. store - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • Robbie Thomas is Crumpet the Elf, one of Santa's helpers in a Macy's dept. store
Our favorite irreverent Christmas story, as told by David Sedaris, and adapted to the stage, is back. Santaland Diaries, the real life tale of Sedaris' days as Crumpet the Elf in a Macy's Department Store, heads to Woolfe Street Playhouse this weekend, Dec. 15-17. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

Village Repertory Company's artistic director Robbie Thomas plays Crumpet in this performance, which clocks in at just over an hour. In an interview with City Paper last year, Thomas talked about why he likes Santaland Diaries: "Nobody comes out unscathed. Even Sedaris himself says, 'I'm not a good person, I've never even been mistaken for a good person.' He's not gonna hold back on anybody, which can be refreshing. For an hour, watching someone do that is a breath of fresh air."


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