The Santaland Diaries
Adapted by Joe Mantello
Waking up one morning and realizing that he is thirty-three-years-old and without a job was bad enough for David Sedaris, but realizing that one actually needs a skill to gain employment was the real kick-in-the-butt for him. (“How come I’d never figured that out?”) His low/no-skill opportunities that New York December apparently included walking around Times Square dressed as a taco, a camcorder, or a French fry. He instead settled on applying to the world’s largest department story, Macy’s Herald Square, as an elf.
For my full review, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj106.html.
Rating: 4 E
The Santaland Diaries continues through December 23, 2017 as a TheatreWorks Silicon Valley offering at Lohman Theatre, Foothill College,
12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Alto Hills. Tickets are available online at www.theatreworks.org or by calling 650-463-1960.
Photo by Kevin Berne