The Santaland Diaries,, which the San Francisco Weekly called “a pre-emptive vaccine against the virus of compulsory holiday cheer,” follows the elf (named Crumpet) as he deals with the chaos of screeching brats, pushy parents, flaky fellow elves and apathetic Santas, all in David Sedaris’s inimitable style. TalkinBroadway.org says the role “requires a talented storyteller to make it work…John Michael Beck is that actor…He is marvelous in the role.” The Santaland Diaries has been hailed as an instant holiday classic.
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
Performed by John Michael Beck
Benefiting the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Produced for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center by Jon Imparato
Saturday, December 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
General Admission $20
Tickets available at www.lagaycenter.org/boxoffice or call 323-860-7300
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre (200-seat mid-size house)
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
(one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)
Added by LAGayCenter on October 25, 2006