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The Santaland diaries; and, Season's greetings

Author: David Sedaris; Joe Mantello
Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Monologues (Drama)
Christmas plays
Black humor
Drama
Correspondence Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sedaris; Joe Mantello
ISBN: 9780822216315 0822216310
OCLC Number: 40389087
Description: 54 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Santaland diaries.
Season's greetings.
Responsibility: by David Sedaris ; adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.

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"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. (1 man.) SEASON'S GREETINGS. Another funny, touching-and twisted-monologue about the season. (1 woman.)"--Publisher description.

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