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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

The Santaland Diaries

Written by: David Sedaris
Adapted by: Joe Mantello
Directed by: McKenzi Swinehart

  • Evening Showdates:  November 25, 26 & December 1(tt), 2, 3, 8(tt), 9, 10, 15, 16, 17  @ 7:30p
  • Matinee Showdates: November 26 (PWYC), 27 & December 3 (PWYC) 4*, 11* & 18 @ 2:00p


  • Regular: $22 per person
  • Senior (60+): $18 per person
  • Military: $18 per person
  • Student: $15 per person(PWYC = Pay-What-You-Can: Pay as little or as much as you’d like for the performance, tt = Thirsty Thursday: Free drink with ticket purchase, * post-show cast talk-back, ^=Parent’s Night Out Childcare Available) 

Synopsis – THIS SHOW IS RATED R (Adults only!)
The Santaland Diaries is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill, just before his employment runs out.


Join us onstage for a Christmas Karaoke Party following every evening performance! 
AND join us prior to all matinee performances for a Holiday Bizarre Bazaar– where you can buy unique Christmas gifts made by local artists for your friends and family! 

*And for the first time, we’re running TWO magnificent casts! Want to know who you’ll see when you come to the show? See below. But don’t worry… you can’t go wrong with either cast. In fact, we think you should see BOTH!*

11/25, 12/2, 12/3, 12/8, 12/10, 12/16  @7:30pm
11/26, 12/11 & 12/18 @ 2pm


Evonne Kezios as Crumpet


Jasmine Jiang
Ian Porterfield

11/26, 12/1, 12/9, 12/15, 12/17 @ 7:30pm
11/27, 12/3, and 12/4 @ 2pm


Ryan Costello as Crumpet

Megan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Gardner
Terri Gray
Michon O’Brien

The Santaland Diaries is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

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