Review of Santaland — Chicago Reader

*THE SANTALAND DIARIES*Lance Baker returns after an absence of three years to play the role that put him on the map in Chicago: delivering David Sedaris's bitter, witty holiday memoir about working as a Macy's elf in New York. Baker remains remarkably fresh in a monologue he's performed on and off since the late 90s, and he does well at re-creating the two sides of Sedaris's comic pose: sweet innocence and a hip world-weariness. But some of the script's pop-culture references are beginning to show their age, in particular a sequence making fun of the once ubiquitous Phil Collins. *–Jack Helbig* Through 12/30: Thu 7:30 PM, Fri-Sat 7:30 and 9:30 PM, Sun 3 and 7 PM, no show Sun 12/24, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, $20-$24.

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About Lance Baker

An actor and director in Chicago and on the road.

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