(December 7, 2011)

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse Presents The Santaland Diaries

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse will present The Santaland Diaries, an hour-long one-man show starring Luke Thomas Eddy, December 15 through 18.

Luke Eddy as Crumpet the Elf

  • What: The Santaland Diaries

  • When: December 15-17 at 8:00 p.m. and December 18 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Where: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

  • Prices: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for students

The Santaland Diaries, written by NPR commentator David Sedaris, brings viewers behind the cardboard candy canes and fake snow of Macy’s Santaland in New York City. Crumpet, the not-so-friendly elf, guides the audience through the lives of Santa’s little helpers as they usher clueless tourists, obsessive parents, and a slew of misbehaving children through their make-shift winter wonderland.

The foul-mouthed little elf skewers the holidays with a healthy helping of sarcasm. Humiliating circumstances and unforgettable one-liners are certainly in no short supply here, but Sedaris also weaves in a few touching moments of holiday hopefulness.

Tickets can be reserved by leaving a message on the box office voicemail at 318.869.5242. The show is rated R due to adult language.

The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse is located on Wilkinson Street between Woodlawn Avenue and Alexander Street.

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