The Santaland Diaries

 

Santaland Diaries

Starring Adam Poole

Caroling provided by the HoHoHos


SHOW DATES:  November 23-25, Nov 30-Dec 2 & Dec 7-9

All shows are at 8:00 PM.

Ticket prices: $14 or $12

TICKETS:  Click here or (910) 264-2602


ABOUT THE SHOW: 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.


This is our 10th anniversary of The Santaland Diaries.  Past Crumpets include: Michael Granberry, Steve Vernon, Cullen Moss, Sam Robison, Justin Smith, Jason Hatfield, Jon Stafford, Michael Brady, and Zach Hanner.

ADAM POOLE (Crumpet) Adam is immensely grateful and proud to have the opportunity to tackle this beast (that's what she said). He is graduate of the University of North Carolina of Wilmington with a degree in Theatre performance, and has appeared in several shows throughout WIlmington that include: Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie Monster), Godspell (Judas/John the Baptist), The Little Dog Laughed (Mitchell), Chicago (Billy),The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio) Proof (Hal), Stop Kiss (George), and HAIR (Berger). Adam has also appeared in an episode of J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution', filming in Wilmington. He would like to thank Justin for trusting him with the role; and of course, to my "Hos from the same area code" Chiaki, Kathy, and Kat; for jingling their bells once again this season!

Cast of Santaland Diaries:

Adam Poole as Crumpet.

Hos: Katherine Vernon, Katherine Rudeseal and Chiaki Ito.