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Brown is back in 'Santaland' tonight

Posted: December 15, 2011 - 1:05am
Ben Brown  Courtesy of the Glory Hole
Courtesy of the Glory Hole
Ben Brown

Tonight at 7 p.m., Ben Brown will perform David Sedaris’ one-man show, “The Santaland Diaries,” at the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theatre.

Brown, a local attorney and actor, has been performing in “The Santaland Diaries” for more than five years, at one point taking the show on the road on a two-week tour of the state. He debuted the role on Perseverance Theatre’s Second Stage.

The play is based on one of Sedaris’ essays, in which he describes his experiences working for Macy’s as Crumpet the Elf. Sedaris first read the work on NPR in 1992 and later published it in a book of essays “Barrel Fever” in 1994. In 1996, Joe Mantello adapted the written work into a one-man, 45-minute play.

Sedaris, a highly regarded humorist and writer known for his dark comedy, has written several collections of essays, including “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.”

This play may not be suitable for viewers younger than 12.

All proceeds from the performance will be donated to the Glory Hole.

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