Santaland Diaries Virginia Stage Company David Sedaris play

DECEMBER 6 - 16, 2018

Based on the memoir of award-winning comedic author David Sedaris, this 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!

For Mature Elves Only.



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(Crumpet) is thrilled to be making his Virginia Stage Company debut in The SantaLand Diaries, a role he is excited to revisit after performing it in Buffalo and Long Island, NY, several years ago. NYC: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns (understudy/associate producer), So Long Boulder City (associate producer). LA: Die, Mommie, Die! (Center Theatre Group, Celebration Theatre); 30 Minute Musicals (actor/producing director - over 18 ridiculous parody musical productions); Hocus Pocus, Clueless, Devil Wears Prada (Rockwell Table and Stage). Select TV/Film: 90210, Greek, Mighty Med, Californication, Switched at Birth, Community, Squirrel (New Hampshire Film Festival Best Narrative Feature), Fig and Ford, Edgar Allen Poe Murder Mystery Party, Broken Vows. He wished to thank his parents for their unconditional support, Joseph for his patience, and Harold and Cyd for making this happen. Want MORE?! Go to or @detrinis on instagram for kicks.


$35 ticket, includes $10 gift card to Waterside District**

Thanks to our friends at Waterside District, the first 1,000 people to attend The Santaland Diaries will receive a gift card!

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** $10 gift card to Waterside District is only valid on purchased tickets and does not apply to complimentary tickets - including complimentary tickets redeemed from vouchers, business passes, or any other trade agreement. Gift card is subject to availability and must be collected upon arrival - no earlier than one and a half hours before your scheduled performance time as stated on your ticket and no later than the start of your performance. Gift cards will not be issued after the start of your scheduled performance or on date other than indicated on the ticket. To redeem your gift card, a valid ticket to The Santaland Diaries issued by Virginia Stage Company must be presented and marked accordingly by a Virginia Stage Company staff member or volunteer. Gift cards will be issued until the inventory is depleted at which point The Santaland Diaries ticket holders will not be entitled to said gift card.