"Santaland Diaries'" Cranky Elf
Returns To Downstage At New Rep
December 19

Downstage @ New Rep will revive its holiday celebration of anti-cheer with David Sedaris’ comically autobiographical solo show, "The Santaland Diaries."   The one-man comedy that satirizes everything we love to hate about the holidays plays December 19 - 30 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts.  Once again directed by Wesley Savick, "The Santaland Diaries" will feature Guy Olivieri.

A withering and painfully true recounting of Sedaris' days working as a Christmas Elf at Macy's department store in New York, "Santaland" began life as an essay Sedaris read on National Public Radio in 1992.  The piece was later published and subsequently adapted for the stage by Joe Montello at The Atlantic Theatre Company off-Broadway.
“This show is the perfect treat for adults who need a break from the stresses of the holidays,” said Rick Lombardo, New Rep’s Producing Artistic Director. "Sedaris’ memoirs provide prime material for a terrific performance." 

Guy Olivieri recently appeared at New Rep in "tick, tick… BOOM!"  His other credits include: the national tour of "Rent;" New York productions of "Proof," "The House of Yes," "The Greenwich Village Follies" and "Jonestown: The Musical ."  Regionally, he's appeared in "I Love You, You’re Perfect," "Side Man," "Wit," "Baby," "Violet" and  "Jack and Jill." 

For tickets and information, stop by the box office at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, call 617-923-8487 or visit www.newrep.org

-- OnStage Boston


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