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‘Santaland Diaries’ returns to Shubert Theatre lobby mezzanine for 3 performances

November 22, 2017 GMT

It’s a snarky/funny little show in a comfy place with a nice following.

“Santaland Diaries,” based on stories by NPR humorist and author David Sedaris about his days in candy cane tights and curly toed shoes, will return to the Shubert Theatre lobby mezzanine in New Haven for three performances Nov. 24-26.

Actor Ian Galligan reprises his role as Crumpet, the merry misanthrope recounting the tale of his stint at Macy’s. A Shubert official said the show is performed in the XFinity Lounge, upstairs from the main lobby but not the actual theater, and sold out three performances last year.

The “one-elf show” offers a sarcastic, witty and irreverent look at elf training, bad Santas, abusive customers and humiliating conditions, says a Shubert release, noting it’s a “terrific way to end your Black Friday weekend” after Thanksgiving.

“I remember when I first discovered this play, and thinking how ingenious it was,” Galligan said in the release. “I loved its tone. The humor was my kind of humor — the wit and the sarcasm of David Sedaris.”

The Shubert Theatre, 247 College St., New Haven, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m., $40, 203-562-5666.