The Santaland Diaries
Sacramento, CA 95816
Capital Stage presents the hysterical holiday show based on writer David Sedaris' outlandish but true account of one Christmas season spent working as an elf in a Macy's Santa Claus display. Janis Stevens directs Aaron Wilton (an absolutely perfect Sedaris surrogate, engaging, witty and sardonic) in this mercilessly funny and somewhat frightening tale of a holiday in hell. Santa, after all, is an anagram of “Satan.” W 7pm; Th, F, 8pm; Sa 2 & 8 pm; Su 2 & 7pm. Through 12/29. $24-$386 Capital Stage, 2215 J St.; (916) 995-5464; www.capstage.org.