The Santaland Diaries - Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The Santaland Diaries

Dec 8 - Dec 24 at Copaken Stage

David Sedaris’ hysterical tale of elfin’ woe is a hilarious send-up of his brief, misguided career as a Macy’s elf.  Last year’s hit production returns, featuring a hilarious score of twisted holiday favorites against the twisted landscape of Sedaris’s unmatched wit. The Santaland Diaries skewers our sentimental love of all things Christmas—in a production that has become a beloved part of KC Rep’s annual celebration of the darker side of the holidays.

 

Take advantage of Crumpet Saver Dates; Dec 8, 9, 11 & 18 and save up to 25% off the regular price! Discount is automatically applied to the ticket price for eligible performances.

 

              

Strong Language Appropriate for age 16+

Directed By
ERIC ROSEN Written By
DAVID SEDARIS

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at Copaken Stage

Preview Performance
Opening Night
Q & A
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Meet the Cast & Company

About the writer

David Sedaris

David Sedaris has become one of America 's pre-eminent humor writers. Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice," as well as collections of personal essays: "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," and "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," each of which became immediate bestsellers. He was named by Time magazine as "Humorist of the Year" in 2001. In 2008, the audio version of his book "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word category.

About the director

Eric Rosen

Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, was the founding Artistic Director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre (AFT) (1995-2008), and is a writer, director and producer. Original projects include Venice (KC Rep, Center Theatre Group-LA, upcoming Public Theater-NYC, “Best Musical of 2010”–TIME Magazine); Wedding Play (Steppenwolf/AFT, Jefferson nomination); Winesburg, Ohio (Steppenwolf, AFT-Jeff Award); Arden Theatre Company-Philadelphia, Barrymore Award; KC Rep); Clay (AFT, Lookingglass Theatre-Chicago, Center Theatre Group, KC Rep, Lincoln Center, LCT3-Drama Desk Nomination, Jeff Award); and Undone, Whitman and Dream Boy (Jeff Award, several productions across the country).

Claybourne Elder*

Comedian, writer and musician Claybourne Elder is a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominee best known for his performances in

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Crumpet the Elf
Shanna Jones*

KC Rep: TheDiary of Anne Frank, Sunday in the Park with George, Stillwater, Hair: Retrospection, Santaland Diaries (2013, 2014, 2015).

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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.