If you're allergic to shopping malls, excessive commercialism or egg nog, The Ringwald Theatre has the perfect solution to restore a smile to your overburdened holidays. Opening December 19th 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.
In SantaLand Diaries, 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, golddigging,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.
The SantaLand Diaries & Season’s Greetings will play at 8pm on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th, 3pm on Sunday, December 21st with the final performance at 8pm on Monday, December 22nd. Ticket prices are $20 for the Friday and Saturday showings, $15.00 for the Sunday performance, and the final performance on Monday, December 22nd is only $10. Tickets can be purchased at www.theRingwald.com or at the Ringwald box office, which opens 45 minutes before performances. Tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard at the door.