Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"The Santaland Diaries"

The Santaland Diaries
David Sedaris
Adapted by Joe Mantello

Max Tachis
  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. 

Max Tachis (as David) and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley find enough jewels  embedded in the somewhat dated The Santaland Diaries to make it a worthwhile diversion from holiday, mall madness.

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

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