The SantaLand Diaries

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22 2013

This year, Lake City Playhouse’s annual holiday production takes a more cynical look at the Christmas season. Though they may seem full of cheer, the elves who spread joy at a Macy’s department store Santa’s Workshop don’t exactly have a sweet gig, as they combat both screaming children and nutso parents during the chaotic holiday rush. Based on a short story by beloved humorist David Sedaris — who used his own stint as a Macy’s elf for inspiration — SantaLand pokes fun at the stressful holiday time, all through the eyes of a man in green tights.

Emera L. Riley

Price: $11-$17