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See Santaland from viewpoint of his elves
Play opens Friday in Atlanta
“The Santaland Diaries” reappears this weekend at Horizon Theatre in Atlanta. Starring in the Christmas play are, from left, Enoch King, Harold M. Leaver and LaLa Cochran.

‘The Santaland Diaries’

When: Nov. 22 through Dec. 31

Where: Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta

Cost: $25 to $40

Contact: Call 404-584-7450 or visit

Back for its 15th anniversary production, Horizon Theatre Company turns “ho ho ho” into “ha ha ha” as it reprises its popular production of “The Santaland Diaries” by award-winning satirist David Sedaris.

The merry misanthrope, played by Harold M. Leaver, recounts the tale of an out-of-work writer working as a Macy’s department store elf named Crumpet. Besieged by bratty children with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, Crumpet finds his cynical self and elfin alter ego are not exactly compatible. His remedy for the saccharine overdose is to tell all — giving the audience a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santas and elves.

Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays Nov. 22 through Dec. 31 at the Horizon Theater. No performances will be on Nov. 26 and 28 or Dec. 3 and 25. Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 30.

General admission is $25 to $40. VIP tickets cost an extra $15 and includes reserved seats plus a complimentary beverage.

Order tickets by calling 404-584-7450 or visiting