The Santaland Diaries

The Santaland Diaries

December 2 — 27
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Previews are Dec. 2 & 3 | Opening night Dec. 4
By David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
Directed by Wendy Knox

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Special showing: Thursday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.
View the season calendar.

Run Time:
Approximately 75 minutes; no intermission.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Explore the Playbill.

The Santaland Diaries is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content and language, and the secret of Santa is exposed. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

The Sweetness & Spotlight Package

The Sweetness & Spotlight Package

25 November 2015 & Posted by Alice Hodge

Give the gift of sweet, sweet theater. Literally!


Give Back to Local Youth with the p:ear Giving Tree

25 November 2015 & Posted by Alice Hodge

Every winter, our youth are looking for basic needs such as socks, bus tickets, art supplies and other items that are around $25.


Twist Your Giving: A PCS Holiday Bazaar

24 November 2015 & Posted by Katie Watkins

Meet some of the local vendors and musicians that will be presenting their talents and wares at our Holiday Bazaar on Sun, Dec 13 from 12 to 5 p.m.



Art and photography for The Santaland Diaries. View on Flickr »

Resource Guide

Please look for the resource guide here closer to this show's opening date.

Reviews and Features

"The Santaland Diaries" [Review 18 Nov 2015]

Click here to read the reviews.

The Santaland Diaries
December 2 — 27

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