Shubert Theatre: The Santaland Diaries
247 College St. New Haven 203-562-5666, 800-745-3000 www.shubert.com
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This wickedly funny show, based on David Sedaris’ personal recollections, follows a struggling young actor who takes a holiday job as an Elf at Macy’s in New York City and offers a sarcastic, witty, irreverent accounting of elf training, bad Santa's, abusive customers, and humiliating conditions. Packed with witty, dry insights into crass commercialism, THE SANTALAND DIARIES looks at how the holiday season brings out the best, and worst in us all. Acclaimed actor Ian Galligan returns in this holiday hit, following his sold-out engagement at the Shubert last season.