TTC presents Happy Holidaze
Happy Holidaze brings together two hilarious holiday stories, written by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello.
THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. Taking consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another
Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill just before his employment runs out.
SEASON'S GREETINGS is another funny, touching and twisted monologue about the season, told in the version of the "Christmas letter". All of the family's skeletons are brought to light as the mother reads her final version of the letter to the audience.
Directed by Judith Moss and David Zimmerman, Happy Holidaze features the talented Brendan Applegate and Joanne Smith.
Held in The Theater Company's Studio C413 at Monroe Center, 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken, free parking is available (off of the Jackson Street side of the complex) and only one block from the NJ Transit Lightrail, Hoboken 9th Street Station.
Monroe Center, C413
720 Monroe Street, 4th Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|