Kim Rubinstein (Long Wharf's Private Lives, Guys and Dolls) directs the Joe Mantello stage adaptation of the sardonic Sedaris story Nov. 29-Dec. 31 at the Connecticut company's Stage II. Opening night is slated for Dec. 6.
The Santaland Diaries concerns David Sedaris' personal — if not surreal — experience working as a holiday-hire to lead screaming kids and parents alike through Macy's Santaland at the age of 33.
Sadoski last appeared on the Long Wharf stage in 2001's The Waverly Gallery. He starred as the hubby who put a hit on Mary-Louise Parker in the 2004 Broadway staging of Reckless. Other credits include This Is Our Youth, Gemini, Where We’re Born, The Mistakes Madeline Made and Jump/Cut.
The design team for The Santaland Diaries includes Jessica Ford (set), Olivera Gajic (costumes), Josh Epstein (lighting) and Daniel Baker (sound).
Sedaris is a playwright (The Book of Liz, Santaland Diaries) and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is the author of the best-selling books "Barrel Fever," "Naked," "Holidays on Ice," "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim." The season at the Long Wharf continues with A.R. Gurney's The Cocktail Hour (Jan. 10-Feb. 4, 2007), the Dale Wasserman-Joe Darion-Mitch Leigh musical Man of La Mancha (Feb. 21-March 18, 2007), an as-yet untitled David Cale (Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky) and Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) musical (March 28-April 29, 2007) and Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (May 9 June 3, 2007) .
Tickets to The Santaland Diaries at Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT, are available by calling (203) 787-4282 or visit the website at www.longwharf.org.