Humorist David Sedaris’ SANTALAND DIARIES AT THE GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Humorist David Sedaris’

SANTALAND DIARIES

Featuring

Steven Barkhimer

A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER FOR GSC

Gloucester Stage Company presents a one-night only performance of David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This special holiday event is a benefit for the 39 year old non-profit theater. Tickets start at $50 and include festive libations and holiday treats. Originally featured on NPR’s This American Life, humorist David Sedaris wrote about the downside of holiday joy in a collection of fanciful stories based on his experiences called the Santaland Diaries. The Diaries are about Sedaris’ two Christmas seasons working as an elf in Macy’s department store in New York’s Herald Square. This one-elf show follows the somewhat-flawed Macy’s department store elf named Crumpet on some of his adventures during the holiday rush. Directed by Scott Caron, the one-night-only comic holiday tale features Steven Barkhimer. A GSC veteran, Barkhimer made his GSC debut in 2008’s chilling mystery play The Woman in Black. He went on to appear from 2010 through 2012 in GSC’s critically acclaimed The Norman Conquests trilogy, the story of a hilarious reunion of adult siblings and their spouses. Mr. Barkhimer has performed with The Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Company One, Stoneham Theatre and New Repertory Theatre. He can be seen on film in the award winning feature film The Fighter. A playwright as well, Mr. Barkhimer was the recipient of the John Cauble Award for Best Short Play at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Santaland Diaries director Scott Caron was the GSC 2018 Directing Apprentice. A director, actor and educator, Mr. Caron is a native of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Mr. Caron is a co-founder of The Regatta Players, a company he administrated from its 2010 inception until making his directorial debut with their 2017 productions, First Date and Evita. Mr. Caron is also a coach for Shrewsbury High School’s Speech and Debate Team with state-level and national champions in drama and public speaking. He holds a BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School (University of Hartford)

David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Ticket prices start at $50 and include a reception with holiday treats. For more information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com

Photos:

Steven Barkhimer in Santaland Diaries

Courtesy Photo

Steven Barkhimer with Lindsay Crouse in 2010’s Table Manners, the first comedy in The Norman Conquests dan

Photo Credit: Eric Levenson

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