"Funny, foul-mouthed and festive"

November 29 - December 29 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour with no intermission

Strapped for cash, a struggling actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland—and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. Brimming "with [David] Sedaris' wicked humor" (Chicago magazine), this "sweetly snarky holiday treat“ (Daily Herald) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

Please Note: for mature elves only.

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  • David Sedaris

    David Sedaris Author

  • Joe Mantello

    Joe Mantello Adapter

  • Steve Scott

    Steve Scott Director

  • Steven Strafford

    Steven Strafford Crumpet


Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, December 15
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Thursday, December 19 at 7pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Saturday, December 7 at 4pm

See All Accessibility Information for The Santaland Diaries