Santaland Diaries Bring Some Christmas Snark To Marquette County
Jacob Barbot of The Santaland Diaries.
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A one-man show based on the writings of a well-known humorist, commentator and cynic is being performed later this week in Marquette at Northern Michigan University.
“The Santaland Diaries” is a play based on the writings of David Sedaris, who as a struggling writer, had to spend a Christmas season working as a Christmas elf in a big city Department Store.
Jacob Barbot, an NMU Senior in the Theater program is presenting the show at the Panowski Black Box Theater on campus this Friday and Saturday nights as his Senior Capstone piece.
Barbot, who is the star of the show, stopped in at The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to talk about the production and why he chose this particular production as his final effort.
Barbot said the show, while very funny and even heartwarming at times, is not necessarily typical family holiday fare and it is intended for mature audiences. He did add, though, that author Sedaris’ humor and snarkiness is very appropriate at this time of year.
LISTEN – Jacob Barbot, star of “The Santaland Diaries” discusses the show and more.
VISIT – The NMU Forest Roberts Theater.