“The Santaland Diaries” returns to The Showroom at HUB-BUB

December 8, 2014 at 11:46 am

The Spartanburg Little Theatre and HUB-BUB team up for a reprise of  the immensely popular one man show The Santaland Diaries on December 11, 12 and 13 at 8:00 pm at The Showroom at HUB-BUB.  Featuring Jay Coffman, the Executive Artistic Director for the Spartanburg Little Theatre, this cult Christmas comedy is the perfect antidote for those overwhelmed by the relentless cheeriness of the holiday season.

Adapted by Joe Mantello, The Santaland Diaries chronicles the real-life observations of renowned NPR commentator and humorist David Sedaris as he encounters crazed Santas, obnoxious parents, and queasy children while working his first New York job – as one of Santa’s elves in Macy’s Santaland.

A seriously funny adult comedy with some adult language The Santaland Diaries is not meant for those under the age of 16.

“This is definitely the Christmas show for the rest of us,” says Coffman, who plays Crumpet, a sarcastic and cynical Macy’s elf, in the production.  “If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas fare, The Santaland Diaries is the place to be.”

The audiences for previous collaborations between the Spartanburg Little Theatre and HUB-BUB, including The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, The Santaland Diaries and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) have consistently sold out, so it is advised to purchase tickets ahead of time.  Seating is limited at The Showroom.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available by calling the Hub-Bub at 864-582-0056, or may be ordered online at www.hub-bub.com or purchased in person at 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave in Downtown Spartanburg.