The show stars Seth Kaltwasser, Festival Theatre’s Co- Artistic Director, as Crumpet, the sarcastic and frustrated seasonal employee. Rachel Kuhnle, the director of the production, is excited to be working on this show. “David Sedaris is one of my favorite writers," Kuhnle shared, "and one of the best memoirists of our time." She went on, "Sedaris is known for his wry, caustic sense of humor, so it will be a great feat to turn Seth, one of the nicest guys in the world, into one of the snarkiest.”
Kuhnle considers "The SantaLand Diaries" to be a new holiday classic. “Whether you buy into the Santa Clause craziness or abhor it, love your job or hate your job, believe in the true meaning of Christmas or are merely living for the spiked eggnog, SantaLand has laughs for everyone," said Kuhnle. "It is the perfect politically incorrect holiday nightcap for parents after the kids have gone to bed.”
“The SantaLand Diaries”, with it’s sarcastic remarks and adult centered comedy is running alongside the family oriented “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” at the Franklin Square Black Box in downtown St. Croix Falls. Tickets for both holiday shows are selling fast, and with limited capacity in the Franklin Square Black Box, patrons are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13.50 for students (ages 5-25) and can be purchased at FestivalTheatre.org, emailing email@example.com or by calling the box office at 715-483-3387.