"Funny, foul-mouthed and festive"
– CHICAGO READER

Nov 30 - Dec 30, 2018 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour and 5 minutes, no intermission

Strapped for cash at holiday time, an actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland—and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. Brimming "with Sedaris' wicked humor" (Chicago magazine), this delightfully irreverent “theatrical stocking stuffer” (Chicago Reader) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

Please Note: for mature elves only.

 

 

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Artists
  • David Sedaris

    David Sedaris Author

  • Joe Mantello

    Joe Mantello Adaptation

  • Steve Scott

    Steve Scott Director

  • Matt Crowle

    Matt Crowle Crumpet

  • Kevin Depinet

    Kevin Depinet Set Design

  • Rachel Lambert

    Rachel Lambert Costume Design

  • Mike Durst

    Mike Durst Lighting Design

  • Christopher Kriz

    Christopher Kriz Sound Design

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Nikki Blue

    Nikki Blue Production Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • ★★★1/2 (out of 4)

    - Daily Herald

  • "Well-stocked with laughs"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "A sweetly snarky holiday treat"

    - Daily Herald

  • "The perfect choice for anyone looking to feed their inner Grinch"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Essential holiday fare"

    - Daily Herald

  • A "wonderfully entertaining production"

    - Chicago Theatre Review

  • "A vivid, hilarious portrait of family Christmas"

    - Chicago Magazine

  • "Spot-on comedic timing"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Matt Crowle absolutely owns the Goodman stage"

    - Chicago Theatre Review

  • "Wickedly funny"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "There's nobody quite like Sedaris"

    - The Guardian

  • A "deft combination of wicked humor and scalpel-sharp observation"

    - Chicago Magazine

Audience Response
  • Fantastic set, funny, edgy play. Matt Crowle is terrific in the role of Crumpet!

    Feef T. via Twitter

  • Fantastic performance of a heartfelt story. David Cale is magnificent!

    Goodman Patron via Rosemary K.

  • Set is incredible, as is Crumpet. Saw it Tuesday & still LMAO.

    Kathy B. via Facebook

  • Crumpet tells it like it is and brings a different (and hilarious) meaning to the spirit of the holidays!

    Marina C. via Facebook

  • This show was fabulous!

    Debbie K. via Facebook

  • Great performance, lots of laughs!

    Toni E. via Facebook

  • We went to see it last weekend an it was tremendous!

    Lisa H. via Facebook

Accessibility

TOUCH TOUR AND AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 | 12:30PM
TOUCH TOUR, 2PM PERFORMANCE
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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 AT 7:30PM
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OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29 AT 4PM
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