Ryan Beil. Photo by David Cooper

Before David Sedaris‘ rise to fame, he worked as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. He wrote the short story “Santaland Diaries” based on this experience and published it with other personal essays in the now beloved collection Holidays on Ice. Santaland Diaries is a merrily wicked tale of his tour of duty, from a stint as Vomit Corner Elf, to working his way up the candy cane ladder.

Both outlandish and illuminating, this holiday production is a witty one man show featuring the comic brilliance of Ryan Beil (The Importance of Being Earnest, Billy Bishop Goes to War) in what is sure to be a merry good time at Granville Island’s Revue Stage!

In addition to contributing regularly to The New Yorker, Sedaris is the best-selling author of numerous essays and humourous books, including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunks. He tours extensively as a speaker across North America and Europe and his works have been translated into 25 languages.

Santaland Diaries is an Arts Club Theatre production directed by John Murphy.

Santaland Diaries

Dates: November 22 to December 22; Monday & Tuesday, 7:30 pm; Wednesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Wednesday & Saturday, 2 pm
Venue: Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Tickets: $25 and $35, including fees; available online or by phoning 604.687.1644

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