Monday, 05 September 2016 22:44

Calling All Elves - TDJ to Bring Macy's Santaland to CNY

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Theatre Du Jour is looking for one good man! An Elf, actually... Crumpet the Elf to be exact! A dynamic actor with some serious chops is required to star in their holiday offering - a well known and adored little one-man show called “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris. (Adapted by Joe Mantello)

"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.

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. Finding 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.

Open auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20 & 21 from 6-9 at the TDJ Art Loft at 171 W 1st Street in Oswego. A cold read from the script is all that's required. Private auditions are available by appointment - please email [email protected] to arrange yours! For more info on Theatre Du Jour and their 2016 slate - visit dujourcny.com!

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