9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; through Dec. 19
Actor's Theatre of New Orleans, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111; www.actorstheatreofneworleans.com
David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries is becoming a holiday classic for those attuned to the dark side of Christmas. While still a relatively new New York City aspiring writer, Sedaris took a temporary job working as an elf in Santaland at Macy's and encountered the gritty underbelly of the Santa racket. His darkly hilarious essay was later converted for the stage. Tickets $15.