SantaLand Diaries elf tale by David Sedaris, a benefit at Out North

On the day after Christmas, Out North is presenting "The SantaLand Diaries" written by award-winning gay author David Sedaris and performed by Ben Brown of Juneau. Out North recently lost a major funding grant, and this show is a benefit so they can continue fulfilling their mission of Art for Everyone, No Exceptions.
You think you've had enough of Christmas shopping, piped-in holiday music, disgruntled Santas, crying children and occasional crying.

Take your holiday headache to Out North and have your yule attitude readjusted with "The SantaLand Diaries." Juneau-based actor Ben Brown performs David Sedaris' hilarious autobiographical tale about his stint as an elf in the annual holiday display at Macy's Department Store in New York City. Just as Sedaris took consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were TV extras on "One Life to Live," maybe you can take consolation in the fact that you're enjoying a great play, not out in the shopping mayhem still.

The SantaLand Diaries plays at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 26th at Out North (3800 DeBarr Road). Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 online. For more information, visit"

"The SantaLand Diaries" is a benefit show for Out North this year, and we greatly appreciate Ben's generosity. We look forward to spending the evening with you, and invite you to bring your friends.
The Grrlzlist shared this message last week from Out North to their supporters:
Thank you for your continued support of the cutting edge work Out North produces. Your donations in the wake of our funding pull has so far raised $25,000 in less than a month! The overwhelming majority of the donations have been less than $200. I know you know how incredible that is. We here are overcome with gratitude - and relief. Thank you for pushing so hard to keep Out North in Anchorage. We still have $55,000 to go to make up the shortfall, but clearly, together we can do this! If you have not donated already, I can assure you that you are backing a winner by supporting Out North right now. Your support now will mean that we can maintain our commitment to the artists and schools we had promised to support in Season 26. And it means that we can continue to bring you work you just can't see in Anchorage, as well as vital inclusivity for ALL people and ALL arts. What happened to us is not an isolated instance. Out North's funding was pulled because the funder did not want to support the kind of work we do here. To them, we went "too far" by programming a musical about marijuana and two films that featured the (award-winning) story of lesbian lives. To us, art is for everyone, no exceptions.
Please help support Out North - attend shows, buy season tickets, or donate directly.

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