Virginia Stage Company Presents
Santaland Diaries, A Late Night Holiday Twist Just
With the holiday season just
around the corner, Virginia Stage Company adds a
special late night show for mature elves only.
Santaland Diaries is based on the memoir of award-winning
comedic author David Sedaris. is hilarious one-man-show
takes us back to ye olden days when he was one of
Santas Elves at Macys Department Store.
In this one-act play, the struggling writer, who
chooses the elf name Crumpet, weaves
an unbelievable tale of drunken Santas, lascivious
actors, and combative parents. Come laugh, drink
and be merry with your friends at the Wells Theatre.
This late night holiday treat for adults is sure
to make your spirits bright!
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques,
David Sedaris has become one of Americas pre-eminent
humor writers. He is the master of satire and one
of todays most observant writers addressing
the human condition, especially apparent in his
latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled
Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002( barclayagency.com).
Sedaris is featured often on the radio program is
American Life, has done many national reading tours
including a stop in Norfolk in April, 2017, and
has other notable books including Me Talk Pretty
One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,
and Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls. This
presentation of Santaland Diaries is performed by
New York City-based performer, Matt Densky.
Santaland Diaries has weekend performances starting
Friday, December 15 and runs for two weekends only.
10 pm on December 15-16 and December 22-23. 7pm
on December 17. Tickets are $35.
And dont you worry your little elf ears, the
annual tradition, A Christmas Carol, is still happening
in full force from December 7 - 24, with tickets
ranging from $25 to $79.
Matt Densky is no stranger to Christmas shows. In
addition to having previously played this role at
Music Theatre of CT, Densky has also performed as
Young Max in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at
Madison Square Garden and most recently as Sky in
Kris Kringle - The Musical at NYC's Town Hall. Hampton
Roads Theatre fans may remember Matt from Virginia
Musical Theatre's productions of The Little Mermaid
(Scuttle) and Nice Work if You Can Get It (Jimmy
Winter). Other credits include Flotsam/Scuttle in
the US Regional Premiere of Disney's The Little
Mermaid at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, as well as recent
regional productions of The Rocky Horror Show (Ri
Ra), Rock of Ages (Franz), The Full Monty (Malcolm),
Man of La Mancha (Sancho), and A Midsummer Night's
Dream (Puck). Matt holds a BFA in Musical Theatre
from the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory
of Music and is a proud member of AEA.