The SantaLand Diaries & Season's Greetings
If you're allergic to shopping malls, excessive commercialism or egg nog, Who Wants Cake? has the perfect solution to restore a smile to your overburdened holidays. Opening December 18th at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre for an exclusive four day engagement is the return of the comedic duo of The SantaLand Diaries & Season's Greetings from award-winning humorist David Sedaris and adapted for the stage by acclaimed director Joe Mantello and featuring Joe Bailey and Joe Plambeck.
A young man (Joe Plambeck) arrives in New York with dreams of being a writer for One Life to Live and instead lands a part-time job as a Macy's Christmas elf named Crumpet. From humiliating interview to elf indoctrination to scrapes with miscast Santas and obnoxious customers, the author's real-life experiences, detailed in The SantaLand Diaries, are merrily subversive and fall-on-your-knees funny!
In Season's Greetings, a determinedly sunny Mrs. Jocelyn Dunbar (Joe Bailey) takes pen to paper recounting the joys and unexpected surprises of the past year - including the arrival of her husband's illegitimate, gold-digging, Vietnamese daughter on the doorstep. Twisted, tragic and hilarious in its lurid revelations, Season's Greetings is an antidote to the chipper holiday newsletter of yore.
David Sedaris is the author of the best sellers Barrel Fever, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. He taught writing at the Art Institute of Chicago for two years, and his essays appear regularly in The New Yorker and Esquire. Sedaris' original radio pieces can often be heard on public radio's This American Life, distributed nationally by WBEZ in Chicago.
The Ringwald Theatre (View)
22742 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
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