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PUBLISHED: 3:27 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
One-man show based on elf experience
Tour Schedule

Juneau:Dec. 1-4
Wrangell: Dec. 7
Petersburg: Dec. 8
Ketchikan: Dec. 10-11
Gustavus: Dec. 14
Skagway: Dec. 15
Haines: Dec. 16
Sitka: Dec. 17-18

Perseverance Theatre presents David Sedaris' "The SantaLand Diaries" on tour across Southeast Alaska in December.

Based on Sedaris' writings about his time working as a Christmas Elf at the famous Macy's Department Store in New York City, "The SantaLand Diaries" was adapted as a one-man-show for the stage by Joe Mantello.

In this hour-long, comedic monologue, Sedaris reflects on his experiences as "Crumpet," a Christmas Elf dealing with obnoxious customers, rival elves, and the humiliations of elf-training.

A refreshing antidote to cocoa and carols, "The SantaLand Diaries" will cleanse your palate and have you laughing all the way into the New Year.

After a successful production in Juneau last winter, PT remounts "The SantaLand Diaries" for a tour across Southeast Alaska. Following a 'tour' of Juneau, with performances in Auke Bay, downtown Juneau, and Douglas, "SantaLand" will hit the road for performances in Wrangell, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Gustavus, Skagway, Haines and Sitka from Dec. 7 - 18.

Directed by Sarah Denhardt, the director of the original PT production, "SantaLand" features Juneau actor, attorney and arts advocate Ben Brown as "Crumpet."

The production is recommended for audiences 12 and over. The tour is sponsored by CoastAlaska.

PT was founded in Juneau in 1979 and, more than a quarter century later, has emerged as the state's flagship professional theatre, serving upwards of 20,000 artists and audiences annually through classical and contemporary productions, extensive education programs, statewide tours, and outreach collaboration with groups ranging from Ilisagvik College in Barrow to the AWARE Women's Shelter in Juneau.

PT is dedicated to the fierce pursuit of three artistic priorities: To serve a rising generation of American, Alaskan and world theatre artists; to embrace artists and audiences from across the state; and to explore classic and contemporary work through an 'Alaskan lens.'

For more information, contact Perseverance Theatre at (907) 463-TIXS.


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