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The Santaland Diaries: a David Sedaris Play

November 24th through December 28th*

Thursday - Sunday 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinee at 3pm

Congress Hall, along with Cape May Stage, is excited to showcase David Sedaris’s holiday comedy right here at the Big House by the Sea!  You won’t want to miss this hilarious performance.  

Penned as a semi-autobiographical telling of Sedaris’s own experiences, The Santaland Diaries tells the story of a struggling young writer who takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy’s in New York City. The play offers a sardonic, witty, irreverent account of elf training, bad Santas, abusive customers, and humiliating conditions.  Go deep into the heart of Christmas as it exists in our consumerized world and get your holiday in high gear with this hilarious one-man show. 

Starring Donald Toal Jr.
Directed by Marlena Lustik

The play runs for approximately 90 minutes and is intended for an audience of mature elves only. 

Join us for Lunch or Dinner and a Show on select dates at the Blue Pig Tavern.  Enjoy a three-course meal along with your show ticket for only $39 for lunch and $59 for dinner. Lunch and a Show begins at 3:00 pm and Dinner and a Show begins at 7:30 pm.

Show times are available from November 24th until December 28th*, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. 

To view the menu for Lunch and a Show, click here.
To view the menu for Dinner and a Show, click here.

Call our Concierge at (609) 884-6542 to book your reservation today!

*No shows will be held on November 30th, December 1st, December 24th, or December 25th. 

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