Press Release for Friday, November 19, 2010

Santaland Diaries Returns to MOCA

Carl Holman 

Asst. Director of Marketing and Communications  

(904) 620-1921 

JACKSONVILLE -- The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, is proud to present “The Santaland Diaries,” a one-act play by David Sedaris. The contemporary cult classic returns to the museum for its sixth year at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, to Saturday, Dec.18, at the MOCA Theater.  


“The Santaland Diaries” was adapted for the stage by Joe Montello and features Ian Mairs. In this one-act show, the irreverent and disgruntled Crumpet the Elf provides his own festive commentary and wicked mirth giving the audience an opportunity to celebrate the season with their favorite alternative holiday tradition. Mairs worked as a playwright, director and actor in the Northeast Florida area for the past 20 years. 


Tickets are $10 for the premiere performance on Wednesday, Dec. 15, and $15 for MOCA members and $20 for non-members for each night afterwards. They can be purchased online at www.mocajacksonville.unf.eduor by calling (904) 366-6911. Make an evening of it by having dinner at Café Nola beforehand and make your reservation by calling (904) 366-3911, ext. 231. Priority seating for the play will be given to those who have eaten dinner at Café Nola beforehand. MOCA is located at 333 N. Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville.