Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Asheville's hippest holiday tradition returns to ACT

Asheville Community Theatre proudly announces the eighth remount of its smash hit The Santaland Diaries, written by David Sedaris. The show follows a Macy's department store elf through the Christmas season as it highlights the best and worst behavior of the holidays.

Tom Chalmers returns to star in this year's production of The Santaland Diaries, which recently was voted "Best Locally Produced Play" and "Best Live Show: Theatre" by the Mountain Xpress. Chalmers has been described by the Citizen-Times' Jim Cavaner as "one terrific talent." The show is directed by Josh Batenhorst.

Sedaris rose to fame on NPR's "This American Life" and has published several volumes of hilarious essays. When he read his essay version of The Santaland Diaries during an installment of "Morning Edition," it generated one of the largest and most enthusiastic responses NPR had ever experienced.

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended, as the show has sold out in past seasons. Tickets are available online or by calling or visiting the ACT box office. 35. East Walnut Street, Downtown Asheville. 828-254-1320

The shows runs December 10 -19 and is recommended for mature audiences.

And....for those who follow us on Facebook, keep an eye out for a special opening Thursday night promotion. (Hint: free tickets!)

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