The Santaland Diaries 2013


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The Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris
Adapted by Joe Mantello

The outrageous holiday comedy, written by NPR comic genius David Sedaris, stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Clause who recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s Department Store elf.

Length & Content

The Santaland Diaries runs 90 minutes with no intermission. The play contains mature content and is not recommended for children.

Press Release

Read the official The Santaland Diaries press release.

Performance Dates

November 22 – December 31, 2013


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 8:30 PM
Sunday at 6 PM

There are no performances on November 26 and 28 or December 3 and 25. There are additional performances on Monday, December 23 at 8 PM and Monday, December 30 at 8 PM.


General Admission
$25 – $40*

Upgrade to VIP for $15. VIP tickets include reserved seating and a complimentary holiday beverage.

Group pricing is available for parties of 10+. Groups of 10-24 receive $3 off the general admission ticket price. Groups of 25+ receive $5 off the general admission ticket price. VIP upgrades are available for $15 per ticket. Call 404.523.1477 x111 for more information.

*Ticket prices are subject to change. Buy early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all ticket orders. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating.


Crumpet – Harold M. Leaver
Male Sidekick – Enoch King*
Female Sidekick – LaLa Cochran

Creative Team

Playwright – David Sedaris
Director – Jeff Adler
Scenic Designers – Isabel A. Curley-Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer – Mary Parker
Sound Designer – Thom Jenkins
Costume Designer – Abby Parker
Props Designer – Kate Bidwell LaFoy
Stage Manager – Kristen Hunsicker


“Santaland spikes Holiday cheer with delicious edge…A theatergoers delight!” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A fiendishly exhilarating, politically incorrect send-up of the holidays.” – Creative Loafing

santaland-newwebsite2Two other perennial favorites return to Horizon Theatre. For grown-ups, the 15th annual production of the catty David Sedaris comedy “The Santaland Diaries” recasts Harold M. Leaver as a cranky department-store Santa, with Enoch King and LaLa Cochran as his merry elves. For the whole family, there’s the sixth annual incarnation of “Madeline’s Christmas,” a musical based on the popular children’s book.

“Santaland” continues through Dec. 31 ($25-$40). “Madeline” runs Dec. 7-31 ($12-$15). Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450,

Audience Buzz

The Santaland Diaries is without doubt one of the funniest shows around!”

“Hilarious. I laughed the entire time!”

“Two thumbs up!”

“It was fabulous. Just what was needed for the stressful holidays, a lot of laughs!”

“It has become one of my favorite holiday memories now!”

“I loved it. I laughed until I had a headache.”