The daily humiliations of a Macy's Christmas elf
Bored with the same old classic holiday plays? This brand-new production is Joe Mantello's adaptation of the popular NPR commentator and writer David Sedaris' essay which brings a fresh take to the Christmas season and will be directed by the Actor's Theatres very own Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough. The irreverent and hilariously uplifting 'anti-holiday' Christmas adventure is based on Sedaris' own experiences of working as a Christmas elf at Macy's 'Santaland' and offers a laugh-out-loud theatre experience which is accessible for everyone.
Who are the Actors Theatre of Louisville?
'The Santaland Diaries' will be bought to life by the flagship arts organization in the Louisville community - The award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville under leadership of Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore. In their 53rd season, they bring an eclectic mix of productions which serve to build community, enrich quality of life by theatre engagement and showcase human potential which reflects the complexity of our time.
One of the world's greatest regional theatres; they have toured 15 international countries, 28 cities and accumulated more than 1,400 theatre appearances worldwide. Amassing a wealth of awards and accreditations they hold a Tony Award for Distinguished Achievement, the James N. Vaughan Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement and Contribution to the Development of Professional Theatre, and the Margo Jones Award for the Encouragement of New Plays.