The Santaland Diaries

The Santaland Diaries

One of the highlights of the Christmas season is the invitation from Berger Lewis for me and a guest to enjoy a play at City Lights. This year it was “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris.

Sedaris was ‘discovered’ in Chicago while reading from his diary… He must have had some good entries because he was asked to read more on the radio. It was December 23, 1992 when he read on National Public Radio of his job as an elf at a Macy’s.

“The Santaland Diaries” the play is a well acted mostly one Man/Elf show – with the help of 3 Ho-Ho-Ho’s. This campy monologue of a musical will relive the painfully funny memories for anyone who has worked with the public during the holidays as Elf endures the unpleasantness of parents and their children. June and I had a jolly time!

Note: “The Santaland Diaries” is sprinkled with four-letter punctuations.

The Cast

The Elf: Adam Magill

Adam Magill

The Ho-Ho-Ho’s: Kristin Schmitz – Patty Reinhart – Elizabeth Curtis

Kristin Schmitz-PattyReinhart-Elizabeth Curtis


The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Directed by Jeffrey Bracco

Playing Now – Dec. 18th 2011
Only 4 days left – to purchase tickets call 408.295.4200 or City Lights
Ask about parking. Get tickets now – they are going fast!
Added a 7:00 pm show on Sunday.

For something completely different and edgy I recommend City Lights Theater Company any time of the year!

529 South Second St. San Jose

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Berger Lewis – supports City Lights Theater Company

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