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November 27-December 23

This Way Outta Santaland

(and other Xmas miracles)

created and performed by Mitchell Fain

with Meghan Murphy and Julie B. Nichols

Highly Recommended! A brand new, indispensable tradition, at once hilarious, tragic, moving and profane.Chicago Theater Beat
★★★★ One of the most open and honest theaterical events I've ever attendedAround the Town
Fain is a true delight! A warm, humorous and uniquely delivered show that features tremendous storytelling and wonderful musicBuzz News
RECOMMENDED! Heartwarming. A deceptively profound and poetic capsule of the complicated, beautiful relationship actors have with their craft.Chicago Reader
A precious, deeply human, holiday night of stories celebrating one of the funniest entertainers working in Chicago. Mitchell Fain is a force of nature and a sublime entertainer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDChicago Critic

For eight years in the trenches as Crumpet the Elf, Mitchell restrained his most anarchic, improvisatory impulses. This year, join Mitchell for a Very Special Xmas Special(tm) as he pulls together a host of holiday stories from the audience, his own life and war stories about how family, drunks, jewelry, 250 performances and the holiday spirits collide. Boozy Christmas carols and the private lives of you and your elves are all up for grabs in this warm-hearted personal look on a holiday show about a holiday show by one of Chicago's best storytellers.

Please note: This is not a performance of Joe Mantello's adaptation of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, which we hope will return soon!


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