Adults who prefer A Christmas Story to A Christmas Carol, Bad Santa to Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and hilarious to heartwarming will no doubt enjoy prepping for the holidays with today's deal: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to see the SantaLand Diaries at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points. Groupon buyers can choose from shows running November 26–December 9. See the sidebar for available days and times. Only about 30 general-admission seats ($25–$30 value) are available for each show, so call early to reserve your seat. The box office will be open Tuesday-Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.
A smash among Atlanta theater-goers for 12 years running, SantaLand Diaries fictionalizes the real-life experiences of diabolical comic mastermind David Sedaris. The play recounts the twisted tinsel travails of Crumpet, an out-of-work writer who endures a stint as a department-store Christmas elf in Macy's SantaLand.
Christmas can be a stressful season of last-minute shopping, sticky eggnog breath, and nightmarish visions of dancing sugarplums. With holiday stress and Santa fear looming in a gaping vortex that opens earlier each year, the Horizon Theatre Company's skillful adaptation of Sedaris's darkly humorous antinostalgia might be just the dose of subversive jollity you need to make it through the season.
Yelpers give the Horizon Theatre an average of four stars:
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