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David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries
Adapted for stage by JOE MANTELLO
Directed by DAVE STEAKLEY
Starring MARTIN BURKE
With JILL BLACKWOOD (Matinees) • AMY DOWNING (Evenings)
Featuring JASON CONNOR on Piano
Bar opens 1 1/2 hours before shows • Drinks are welcome inside the theatre!
Merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences!
Austin's favorite irreverent elf returns in the 15th edition of Sedaris' hysterical tale elfin' woe. Enjoy his the real-life story of Sedaris' tour of duty as the elf Crumpet, and what it takes to juggle tots and tottering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. A laugh 'til you cry evening of merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences!
Please Note: Ticket price is not refundable. Late-comers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Unclaimed seats at curtain time are subject to release to patrons on standby.
About the Company
MARTIN BURKE* (Little Macy’s Elf) – AT ZACH THEATRE: Fully Committed, The Drowsy Chaperone, Take Me Out, The Santaland Diaries (1998-2003, 2006- 2007, 2009-2010, 2011-2012), House Arrest, The Laramie Project, Circumference of a Squirrel, Shakespeare’s R&J, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. IMAGINE THAT PRODUCTIONS: House of Several Stories, A Writer's Vision(s), Down the Drain. OTHER THEATRE: Celebrity Autobiography at The Long Center, Greater Tuna with Joe Sears (Charles Dugan Presents), Twelfth Night (Sneck Up! Productions, Vortex Repertory Company), Jeffrey (Capital City Playhouse), Richard III/2 Actors and Family Affair (Public Domain), Shopping and F**king and Fur (Vortex Repertory Company). AWARDS: B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Ensemble” for The Drowsy Chaperone, The Laramie Project and Shakespeare’s R&J; B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy” for House of Several Stories; B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Drama” for Take Me Out; Austin Critics’ Table Award “Best Actor, Drama” and B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy” for Circumference of a Squirrel; Austin Critic’s Table Award “Best Actor, Comedy” for The Santaland Diaries; B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play” for Twelfth Night, Angels in America: Perestroika and Family Affair; Austin Critic’s Table special citation, “Show Savior” for Richard III/2 Actors, Family Affair and Lucifa. OTHER CREDITS Martin holds a B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Texas, Austin.
* = Member Actors' Equity Association
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