By David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello
Directed by Sean Harris
Starring Sam Massaro
DEC 4, 2019-DEC. 22, 2019
This outrageous holiday comedy stars Crumpet, who recounts his true-life tale of being an out-of-work writer doing a stint as a Macy’s department store elf. His encounters, as an Elf during the season of forced joy, are exactly the antidote for those in need of a escape from those holiday stresses and blues. A delightfully absurd look at the commercial Christmas season, Sedaris’ sharp and hilarious observations have rapidly become one of the nation’s most popular holiday shows. Playhouse on Park’s production will feature one of the Playhouse’s favorite actors, Peej Mele (Avenue Q, [title of show], Elf on the Shelf) as Crumpet
"A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing." —NY Times
"A satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathanael West." —The New Yorker.