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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30 2015

Funny, campy, foul-mouthed, and festive, Theater Wit's The Santaland Diaries stars Mitchell J. Fain in role of Crumpet, a Macy’s holiday elf with a frisky, irreverent attitude and big glass of white wine for his breaks. Fain gives us the elf’s-eye view of holiday shopping season, miming all the hilariousness of mall culture with rubber-faced ease; he'll riff on anyone and anything, and pulls it all off joyfully. In fact, his soaring energy sometimes puts him at odds with the droll deadpan of the David Sedaris story on which the show is based. Nonetheless, this is great holiday fun. —Max Maller

Price: $28-$35

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