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Matt Densky

Virginia Stage Company Presents Santaland Diaries, A Late Night Holiday Twist Just for Adults

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 Santa’s Elves at Macy’s 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 America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s 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 Let’s 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 don’t 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.

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