december 12 - 21, 2019

DIrected by tom quaintance

This irreverent holiday comedy returns to Virginia Stage for its third go-round on the Wells Theatre stage. Based on the memoir of award-winning comedic author David Sedaris, this one-man show recounts his days as a struggling writer working to make ends meet as one Santa’s Elves at Macy’s Department Store. Drunken Santas, flirtatious actors, and aggressive parents abound. Enjoy the holiday season with laughter, drink, and merry spirits at the Wells. Only 7 performances!


Tom DeTrinis

(Crumpet) is thrilled to be back with the VSC for a second year on THE SANTALAND DIARIES. Recently, Tom returned from his second year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with international hit, TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, as well as producing and performing with LA based parody troupe, 30 Minute Musicals. In LA, he co-directed RAVENSWOOD MANOR by Justin Sayre at the Celebration Theatre, and will be making his directorial Off-Broadway debut in February with Drew Droege's HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG at the SoHo Playhouse. He also co-created the series, FINDING THE A**HOLE, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2019 and is available online. MORE?! or @detrinis on insta.



December 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Virginia Stage Company invites “mature elves only” to a Bourbon Tasting with Ironclad Distillery. Ironclad is a local, family-owned distillery focused on creating authentic bourbon. This is a one night only event! Tickets to the Bourbon Tasting are an additional $5, paid at the bar.

December 21, 2019 at 10 PM
You’re invited to our Ugly Sweater Party! Wear your most festive Holiday sweater for your chance to win a 2nd Act Membership, which includes: Sense & Sensibility, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Hobbit.